The Department offers a 4 year curriculum to Bachelor pf Science students studying Zoology. To gain entry in this program, students must attain the minimum University entry requirements and must also have at least B- in Biology or Biological Sciences in their secondary school exams.
In the first and second years of study, students take general zoology and in the third and fourth years of study, they may study zoology as a major option or pursue other options like Biomedical, Genomics, Ecology or Entomology as degree programmes etc. (3:3:1:1) or (3:3:2:2) or (3:3:3:2:1). Self sponsored undergraduate students may study in the Department of Zoology in the Alternative Degree Programme (ADP).
CORE UNITS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
FIRST YEAR OF STUDY
All first year students study 5 (five) Zoology units. In addition, they also study 4 (four) Botany units, 4 (four) Chemistry units, 3 (three) University units and 1 (one) Faculty of Science unit.
YEAR I – SEMESTER I – (ZOOLOGY UNITS)
SZL 2111: HIV/AIDS
SZL 2100: Invertebrate Zoology
SZL 2103: Developmental Biology
YEAR I – SEMESTER II – (ZOOLOGY UNITS)
SZL 2101: Histology & Cytology
SZL 2102: Animal Physiology
SECOND YEAR OF STUDY – (ZOOLOGY UNITS)
SZL 2200: Vertebrate Zoology
SZL 2204: Environmental Biology & Conservation
SZL 2201: Arthropod biology
SZL 2203: Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
THIRD YEAR OF STUDY
In the third year of study, Zoology major students may join any one the five zoology options of their choice. The options include Zoology regular, Biomedical, Genomics, Entomology and Ecology