Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Ecology)
Where better to study Zoology and Ecology than the highly biodiverse northern tropics of Queensland?
|Duration||3 years full time
Part time available
|Prerequisites||English; Maths B; Chemistry|
If you want to study zoology and ecology amidst one of Australia’s most diverse fauna and tropical environments, JCU is the right choice.
What you will learn
James Cook University prides itself on the direct access it provides to both expert staff and amazing diversity of local tropical habitats. Studying Zoology & Ecology at JCU will combine your academic studies with lots of hands on experience and fieldwork that will help you learn about:
the diversity of animal life, form and function
animal evolution, ecology and behavior
how animals adapt to changing environments
interaction and relationships of animals and their environments
the evolution and maintenance of plant and animal biodiversity
You will learn how to:
scientifically identify, offset and solve real environmental threats
manage climate change, environmental pollution and deforestation impacts
protect biodiversity and established ecosystem processes
improve at risk ecosystems, plant and wildlife species
grasp how plant and ecological science relates to current conservation issues
identify and manage plant and animal species and communities.
Learn with experts
Recently ranked number 2 in the world (and number 1 in Australia) for citations in the area of climate change research, JCU’s position will soon be further enhanced with the establishment of the new Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change. Join us to make the world a better place.
A career alive with potential
Both JCU’s Cairns and Townsville campus es are situated near the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as savannas, wetlands and mangroves.
JCU also has close working relationships with centres of research excellence, so you will have easy access to current zoological research initiatives and leaders.
Unbeatable career options
Zoology & Ecology opens doors to a wide choice of careers. As you develop personal interest areas, JCU offers specialist work experience and study paths to let you pursue these. Examples include:
national park management
faunal assessment and species conservation
lecturing, research and consulting
numerous government agencies such as:
Further opportunities are available through JCU’s association with partner organisations such as
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.