BS Zoology

Program Introduction

Zoology is a branch of biology that studies the animal’s life and kingdom in general. It includes inquiry into individual animals and their constituent parts, even to the molecular level, and inquiry of animal populations, entire faunas, and the relationships of animals with each other, plants, and non-living environment. It is a vibrant and growing discipline with substantial relevance for modern society.

The study of zoology is increasingly recognized as vital for understanding and protecting our planet. The Department of Life Sciences at UMT offers a four-year BS Zoology degree program which has been designed to address the future challenges to the world and prepares graduates to help in identifying and suggesting solutions.

The BS Zoology program provides participants with the scientific knowledge about the study of behavior, characteristics, evolutionary trends of the different species of animals and those factors having a direct impact on them. The degree main focus is to produce researchers to serve in universities, institutes for ecology, environmental agencies, veterinary healthcare, molecular biology, conservation and forest management, public and private sectors, forensic department, environmental institutions and pathological laboratories, etc.

The degree program equips students with skills in various disciplines ranging from molecular biology, through physiology and neurobiology, to the study of populations in both an ecological and evolutionary framework. Additionally, the program promotes intellectual diversity, interactive and creativity centered learning experiences, resulting in a highly marketable interdisciplinary degree.The graduates have the necessary skills to collect, interpret, and critically analyze chemical data from laboratory experiments and the scientific literature related to all fields of zoology.

Program Details

4 years
  • 12 years of formal education FSc/ A level or equivalent with Biology and Chemistry
  • Minimum 50% marks at intermediate level or equivalent
  • Equivalence certificate from IBCC in case of O/A level
  • No third division in matric
  • UMT Entrance test