Creating a new future for human society and animals through an extensive approach in studies of ecology, conservation, and breeding
Essential points of the Department of Zoology
Today, Japan is experiencing an unprecedented pet boom. Most households in Japan have pet. However, many farmers have lost their livelihoods because of wildlife. Also, some indigenous animal species have become extinct. Zoonotic diseases such as avian influenza are on the rise. Given such current situations, Okayama University of Science, Department of Zoology, with an aim to build new relationships between humans and animals, train students to acquire practical skills to advance this endeavor by teaching a wide range of fundamental subjects, such as anatomy, physiology, and ecology, and through hands-on fieldwork and experiments in studies of animal resource science and animal conservation.