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Ohio State at Lima announces new degree program

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The Ohio State Lima campus now offers a zoology degree. The Ohio State Lima campus now offers a zoology degree.
The first zoology degrees can be earned in the autumn semester this year. The first zoology degrees can be earned in the autumn semester this year.

Today(3/6/18) the Ohio State University at Lima announced a new bachelor's degree program.

The Ohio State Lima campus now offers a zoology degree. It is the 12th complete bachelors degree offered at this campus. Students could have already taken classes related to animal behavior and diversity of organisms, but can now earn a bachelors degree in the subject. Talks to add the major have been going on since last year. The decision was was finalized last month.

"Yeah, we hope that we will attract some more students who are interested, particularly, in the zoology program," said Fabio Leite, an associate dean. "It is true that they might have had an interest in zoology program before, but then take the biology courses here with us then transition to Columbus. Now they have the opportunity to stay here the entire four years."

Zoology senior Samantha Newman said it has been beneficial to stay close to home to earn her degree.

"Zoology is a great preparatory degree for a lot of different jobs in the area," said Jackie Augustine, associate professor in evolution ecology and organismal biology. "They can be veterinarians, they can work in medical or other types of laboratory settings, they can do wildlife positions. So it's a good major for a diversity of jobs in the area."

The first zoology degrees can be earned in the autumn semester this year.

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