Major - Zoology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3082.1

Related Courses

3670.1 Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)
3675.4 Bachelor of Science
3677.2 Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
3680.3 Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
6004.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

This major trains students in how to best care for and protect our animals, by covering scientific knowledge of native wildlife, companion animals, and production animals. This major will allow students to develop scientific understanding of how animals function and interact with their environment; from their ecology and evolution; to physiology and biochemistry of tissues and major organ systems, as well as structure and function of biomolecules and cells. On-campus animal facilities include those for reptiles, small marsupials, small rodents, horses, sheep and cattle, as well as over 1000ha of native, rural and aquatic habitats.

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units as follows

Level 1

Choose two of

300802 Biodiversity
300816 Cell Biology
300813 Wildlife Studies

Level 2

300979 Principles of Zoology

Choose two of

300835 Animal Reproduction
300838 Comparative Physiology
300839 Ecology
300845 Genetics
300980 Principles of Evolution

Level 3

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change

Choose two of

300929 Aquatic Ecology

300929 - Aquatic Ecology has been replaced by 300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology from Autumn 2014

300878 Animal Behaviour
300918 Invertebrate Biology
300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity

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