Major - Zoology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3056.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

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 down to 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 habitat.

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units as follows

Level 1

Choose two of

300802 Biodiversity
300816 Cell Biology
300813 Wildlife Studies

Level 2

300838 Comparative Physiology

Choose two of

300839 Ecology
300845 Genetics
300853 Animal Nutrition and Feeding
300835 Animal Reproduction

Level 3

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change

Choose two of

300929 Aquatic Ecology
300918 Invertebrate Biology
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity
300878 Animal Behaviour

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