Academic Programs

BS Zoology

Overview Curriculum Elective Courses Why Pursue BS Zoology?


Zoology, branch of biology that studies the members of the animalkingdom and animal life in general. It includes both the inquiry into individual animals and their constituent parts, even to the molecular level, and the inquiry into animal populations, entire faunas, and the relationships of animals to each other, to plants, and to the nonliving environment. It is a vibrant and growing discipline with substantial relevance for modern society. The study of zoology is increasingly recognized as vital for understanding and protecting our planet. The Department of Life Sciences at UMT offers BS program in Zoology which has been designed to address the future challenges to our world and preparing the graduates to help in identifying and suggesting solutions.

The program aims to develop researchers to serve in universities, institutes for ecology, environmental agencies, veterinary healthcare, molecular biology, conservation & forest management, climate change, scientific publishing, public education (zoos, museums, nature reserves, scientific societies etc.), biomedical sciences, diagnosing genetic disorders, national institute of oceanography, wildlife conservation and management, public and private sectors, forensic department, environmental institutions and pathological laboratories.This program will promote intellectual diversity, interactive and creativity centered learning experiences, resulting in a highly marketable interdisciplinary degree.

Aim of the Program

BS Zoology program will provide participants with the scientific knowledge about the study of behavior, characteristics, evolutionary trends of the different species of animals and those factors having a direct impact on them. The program will equip students with skills in various disciplines ranging from molecular biology, through physiology and neurobiology, to the study of populations in both an ecological and evolutionary framework. After completion of this program, students will get skills necessary to collect, interpret, and critically analyze chemical data from laboratory experiments and the scientific literature related to all fields of zoology

Broad term objectives of program are to:

  • Prepare participants with strong theoretical and practical background in all the primary areas of zoology for a career as zoologists.
  • Make participants proficient in laboratory skills necessary for a career in zoology.
  • Make them able to analyze and interpret scientific data.
  • Conduct research and contributing to the literature of zoology by publishing periodicals and non-periodicals journals
  • Develop the spirit to conserve resources and love for nature.
  • Train participants with the techniques to conduct field work - document biodiversity, water quality, soil profile etc. through research based projects and faculty research.
  • Have the efficiency in oral and written presentation of scientific concepts.

Career Prospects

Students graduating in Zoology may find jobs in various areas; some of those are listed below:

  • Zoos and Wildlife organizations
  • Educational and Research institutes
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Botanical gardens
  • National parks, nature reserves and aquariums
  • Pathological laboratories
  • Animal clinics
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Museums
  • Veterinary Hospitals

Program summary

Duration- 4 years

Semesters- 08

Credit Hours- 137

Admission Requirements

  • 12 years of formal education FSc/ A level or equivalent with Biology and Chemistry
  • Minimum 45% marks at intermediate level or equivalent
  • Equivalence certificate from IBCC in case of O/A level
  • No third division in matric
  • UMT Entrance test

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