Key Program - Zoology

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3134.1

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3562.9 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

A Bachelor of Science (Zoology) recognises the increased demand for scientific knowledge of how to conserve, protect and care for animals, including native wildlife, and companion and production animals. It will enable you to develop an in-depth scientific understanding of how animals function and interact with their environment; from their ecology and evolution; to physiology and biochemistry of tissues and major organs systems, as well as the structure and function of biomolecules and cells. The key learning and research areas embodied in this degree are ecology, evolution, physiology, growth, reproduction, genetics, and conservation biology. On-campus animal facilities include those for reptiles, small marsupials, small rodents, horses, sheep and cattle, as well as over 1,000ha of native, rural and aquatic habitats.


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Key Program Structure

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) (Zoology) will complete the following course structure.

Note: At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Year 1

Autumn session

300802 Biodiversity
300811 Scientific Literacy
300813 Wildlife Studies

Choose one of

300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300808 Introductory Chemistry

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300801 Animal Science

Choose one of

300830 Analysis of Change
200263 Biometry
300672 Mathematics 1A
300831 Quantitative Thinking

Year 2

Autumn session

300937 Advanced Science Project A
300834 Animal Health and Welfare
300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300980 Principles of Evolution

Spring session

300938 Advanced Science Project B
300838 Comparative Physiology
300839 Ecology
300979 Principles of Zoology

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C
300878 Animal Behaviour
300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology

And one elective

Spring session

300924 Science Research Project
300855 Conservation Biology
300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change

Choose one of

300918 Invertebrate Biology
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity

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