Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Ecology)
Where better to study Zoology and Ecology than the highly biodiverse northern tropics of Queensland?
|3 years full time
Part time available
|Midyear start - Yes|
|OP/Rank 2012 was 16/67|
|CRICOS code is 076290A|
If you want a varied and exciting career working with animals, zoology is for you. 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
Through your degree, you’ll learn all about animals and the worlds they inhabit, including:
examination of animal evolution, ecology and behaviour through a scientific lens
anatomy and function of land, sea and freshwater dwelling animals
how different animals live and why
the environmental threats and changes animals face
how animals adapt to changing environments
interaction and relationships of animals with plants, humans and environment
scientific examination of bacteria, pests and genetics
The evolution and maintenance of plant and animal biodiversity.
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
Over a million species of animal are currently described, with another 9,000,000 yet to be formally investigated. Zoology is constantly evolving and there is a lot to be achieved!
You’ll enjoy practical work and study experience in diverse environments — from reef to rainforest, mangrove to mulga, wetlands to savanna.
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 opens doors to a wide choice of careers. As you develop personal zoological 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
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