The Zoology track is intended for students with a background in biology. It provides students with training in integrative zoology, broad and in-depth knowledge on all major animal groups, and experience in multiple approaches and methods applied in zoological research.




About the Program


Zoological research deals with the organism and its interactions with the environment. This is a multidisciplinary research that combines traditional methods, such as field observations and microscopy, with cutting-edge methods in molecular biology, movement ecology and eco-physiology. Students interact with leading scientists in the field of zoology in Israel and abroad, and conduct research on exciting organisms in unique habitats. Zoological research deals with fundamental and timely topics in biology, such as global warming, species extinction and formation, and invasive species.



Why Zoology?


Students in the zoology track acquire broad knowledge in integrative zoology and first-hand acquaintance with animals in their natural habitats, in the zoological garden and in the lab, supervised by leading zoologists who are experts in their respective fields. The course program ensures comprehensive knowledge of all major animal groups and experience in a wide range of research and analytical methods.


Program Chair


If you are fascinated by nature and animals and want to get to know them first-hand, understand their behavior, how they are adapted to their environment, what is the nature of their interactions with other organisms and how to promote their conservation and welfare, the zoology track is the track for you.

Many of our students are 'field persons' who conduct field studies while employing approaches and tools of various types, including molecular biology, physiology, systematics, behavior, ecology and evolution, in order to answer basic and complex questions in zoology. The zoology track provides them with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of diverse animal taxa and habitats. The unique research facilities at our students' disposal include the zoological research garden and the collections of the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, providing access to advanced resources and enabling complex laboratory studies alongside surveys, observations and field studies in Israel and abroad.

Our graduates can pursue a PhD degree and join relevant research institutes, environmental and nature conservation organizations, government agencies, educational enterprises or relevant industries.


Dr. Netta Dorchin







The curriculum consists of 30 hours in addition to practical research in the lab.


Curriculum (in Hebrew)

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