Deakin University

Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Through Deakin's Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science, you will explore the social and economic impact that human activity has on animals and their ecosystems. Investigate how animals respond and adapt to changes in the environment, including climate change, with a strong focus on Australian fauna and its unique importance in the global environment. Apply the latest research techniques to test hypotheses in the real-world and develop evidence-based decision-making skills valued by industry. You will work with living subjects in the lab and field giving you a first-hand understanding of the form and function of animals and the underlying mechanisms that influence their ecology and evolution. You will also learn broadly about how animal's respond to changing environments over time. Best of all, your journey will be supported by teaching staff who share your passion for animals.


24 credit points over 3 years


  • Animal and plant biology
  • Animal science
  • Biological sciences
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.Personal statement. Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course.

Study pathways

An Honours year is available to high achieving students. Graduates may also have the opportunity to go on to further study and enter postgraduate programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Graduates may find career opportunities in a range of areas including zoological research, environmental monitoring and management, wildlife biology, private environmental consulting, government quarantine, museums, and universities.

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