University of New England
Why study the Bachelor of Zoology at UNE? Zoology is the science of studying and understanding animals living on land, in freshwater or in the sea. It is the branch of biology that covers behaviour, classification, evolution, conservation, distribution, ecology and natural history, but also includes biochemistry and physiology, palaeontology, molecular biology and genetics, and the structure and function of animals. Zoology students are able to undertake studies in a range of zoological disciplines including animal behaviour; animal ecology; environmental and comparative physiology; entomology; parasitology and freshwater ecology. Our mission is to: -provide students with a thorough knowledge of the diversity of the animal kingdom and an understanding of how that diversity arose through a research-led-and-informed curriculum; - enable students to graduate with practical laboratory and fieldwork skills, critical problem solving skills, and excellent communication skills; -harness the unique attributes of UNE's location nationally and internationally and access to a unique fauna, unmatched online education experience, and above-world class research credentials to provide undergraduate students with a holistic education within zoology; - prepare students for further study or employment across the wide range of disciplines within which zoology is critical; provide broad understanding of zoology for students who do not aspire to continue with employment in the area; and -instil students with an appreciation of the many facets that make up zoological sciences. Students considering further study and interested in research should consider completing units such as ERS381 or SCI395 as part of their degree. To discuss individual options, interested students should consult with the Course Coordinator or a member of staff from a research area that you are interested in. A fourth Honours year is available to students with an above average academic record. Study is undertaken in one of the disciplines chosen for specialisation leading to the award of Bachelor of Science with Honours. BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). I would like to know more about this course. Career Opportunities Zoologists are employed by research institutions, CSIRO, local state and federal government agencies, museums, national parks, marine parks, zoological gardens, Antarctic research stations, and as teachers in primary and secondary school among others. Zoologists also are also employed in media organisations (radio, television, social media and print), consultancy firms, aquaculture and biotechnology and animal breeding businesses.
|Institution Name||University of New England|
|Course Duration||3 Years Full-time Up to 10 years Part-time|
|Course University||University of New England|
UNE was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia’s most experienced provider of distance and now online education.
Our focus is on your future, providing you with a personal and flexible approach to learning. We offer more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels with options to study online or on campus.