Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

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, freshwater ecology. This degree will focus on a wide range of issues dealing with the biology of animals. It will include material on the internal functioning of animals (physiology) and the role of animals in their environment (ecology).


144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including core units, and a choice of listed and elective units.


  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Recommended: Biology. For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics

Study pathways

An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $94,800
  • ATAR: 72.55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years

Further information

Professional experience may be included as an elective unit if an appropriate workplace is secured and the program can be arranged around studies.

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