Specialisation

Major - Zoology

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3014.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


This major will provide students with a detailed understanding of the diversity of the animal kingdom. Students will develop a scientific understanding of how animals function and interact with their environment; from their ecology, behaviour and evolution; to the physiology and biochemistry of cells, tissues and major organ systems. On-campus animal facilities include those for reptiles, small marsupials and rodents, sheep and cattle, as well as over 1000ha of native, rural and aquatic habitats. This major will enable students to graduate with practical laboratory and fieldwork skills that will prepare you across a wide variety of disciplines in this field.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300813 Wildlife Studies

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
301256 Invertebrate Zoology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301257 Vertebrate Zoology
301253 Evolution and Genetics

And one elective

Spring session

300839 Ecology

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
300838 Comparative Physiology

And two electives

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300878 Animal Behaviour

And two electives

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Zoology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Zoology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300813 Wildlife Studies

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
301256 Invertebrate Zoology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301257 Vertebrate Zoology
301253 Evolution and Genetics
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Spring session

300839 Ecology
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
300838 Comparative Physiology
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300878 Animal Behaviour
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 Term year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight University Level units comprising

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

And

Two units from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)

700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700298 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

301253 Evolution and Genetics
300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301257 Vertebrate Zoology
300813 Wildlife Studies

Spring session

300839 Ecology

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
300838 Comparative Physiology

And two electives

Spring session

300914 Field Project 2
300878 Animal Behaviour

And two electives



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