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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Zoology Series, 0410

Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements

  1. Degree: zoology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 20 semester hours in zoology and related animal sciences.


  2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in zoology, or in a related discipline that included course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Graduate Education: To be qualifying, graduate study must have been in one of the major fields of zoology, or have followed a curriculum or pattern of training that placed major emphasis on one of these disciplines or subject-matter fields, such as nematology or parasitology.

Graduate study in related fields of science such as microbiology, medicine, veterinary medicine, or plant pathology that involved cross-training in zoology or one of the fields of zoology may also be qualifying, provided there was a sufficient amount of emphasis on zoology.

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