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Western Sydney University

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Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

  • Bachelor

Learn how to best care for and protect our animals, by covering scientific knowledge of native wildlife, companion animals, and production animals.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
3754, 041144M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$30,480 per year / $91,440 total

About this course

Learn how to best care for and protect our animals, by covering scientific knowledge of native wildlife, companion animals, and production animals.

Study locations

Hawkesbury

Career pathways

As a science graduate in zoology, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Zoologist
  • Animal nutrition
  • Reproduction technology, genetics, behaviour and health
  • Product development and physiology
  • Scientific officer
  • Science communicator
  • Research scientist (with further study)
Zoologist

As a zoologist you will examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of animals and other living organisms to better understand how they function, interact with each other and their environment.

Animal Nutritionist

Employed as consultants or in industry, the role can involve testing nutritional value of foods, helping to maximise productivity without compromising the health of animals, formulating feed mixes, and testing new products.

Animal Genetics Specialist

This job involves being responsible for developing breeding programs for production animals. Working mainly in a laboratory setting, this career looks to improve inheritable trails and population genetics.

Animal Behaviourist

Animal behaviourists work with zoos, welfare organisations, government departments and the community including the tourism industry. They try to understand and explain animals behaviour and the welfare implications of their housing and environment.

Research Scientist

With further study (Honours, Masters (Hon) or a PhD) you can also become a research scientist working across a diverse variety of areas employed by universities and research institutes. Working in the field or the laboratory bench, the scope of a research zoologist is vast.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Science & Mathematics courses at Western Sydney University.
83.9%
Overall satisfaction
85.5%
Skill scale
72.3%
Teaching scale
42.8%
Employed full-time
$52.8k
Average salary