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Examples of degree structures that a student could take with Zoology as their major

Below are presented four example suggested Unit combinations (‘streams’) that students with different interests might pursue:

1. General Zoology,  2. Zoology with Ecology focus,  3. Zoology with Genetics focus

  • Bold = core unit for major (+ compulsory SCI2010)
  • Standard text underlined = suggested unit for stream
  • Italics = optional unit for stream

1. General Zoology Stream
The General Zoology stream gives a solid grounding in the principles of zoology while allowing for flexibility in taking other Biology, Genetics or Science units.

YearSemester 1Semester 2
1

BIO1011: Biology I

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Biology II
or
BIO1042: Environmental Biology

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2

BIO2231: Animal Diversity
SCI2010: Scientific Practice and Communication

BIO2060:Analytical Methods in Biology

Choice of 1 other Level 2 unit

BIO2242: Animal Structure and Function

BIO2022: Evolutionary Ecology

Choice of 2 other Level 2 units

3 BIO3011: Research Methods

Choice of 3 other Level 3 units

BIO3052: Animal Behaviour
BIO3132: Biology of Australian Vertebrates


BIO3990: Biology in Action Research Project*
Choice of 1 other Level 3 unit

*-Note that BIO3990 and GEN3990 have a minimum academic performance prerequisite

 

2. Zoology with Ecology focus

YearSemester 1Semester 2
1

BIO1011: Biology I

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Biology II
or
BIO1042: Environmental Biology

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2

BIO2231: Animal Diversity

BIO2060:Analytical Methods in Biology
BIO2011: Ecology & Biodiversity

Choice of 1 other Level 2 unit

BIO2242: Animal Structure and Function
SCI2010: Scientific Practice and Communication

BIO2022: Evolutionary Ecology
BIO2040: Conservation Biology

3

BIO3111: Ecological Applications
BIO3021: Marine Biology
BIO3011: Research Methods

Choice of 1 other Level 3 unit

BIO3052: Animal Behaviour
BIO3132: Biology of Australian Vertebrates

BIO3070 Trends in Ecology

One of:
BIO3082: Global Change Biology,
BIO3820: Tropical Terrestrial Biology#
BIO3990: Biology in Action Research Project*

*-Note that BIO3990 and GEN3990 have a minimum academic performance prerequisite
#-BIO3820 has a quota

 

3. Zoology with Genetics focus
The fundamental structure, function and behaviour of animals is determined by their genetics. The Zoology with Genetics focus stream specifies units that would suit students wishing to understand the molecular basis of animal life.

YearSemester 1Semester 2
1

BIO1011: Biology I

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Biology II
or
BIO1042: Environmental Biology

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2

BIO2231: Animal Diversity

BIO2060:Analytical Methods in Biology
GEN2041: Foundations of Genetics

Choice of 1 other Level 2 unit
BIO2242: Animal Structure and Function
SCI2010: Scientific Practice and Communication

GEN2052: Genomics and Population Genetics

Choice of 1 other Level 2 unit
3

GEN3040: Genomics and its Applications

BIO/GEN3990: Biology/Genetics in Action Research Project*
Choice of 2 other Level 3 units


BIO3052: Animal Behaviour
BIO3132: Biology of Australian Vertebrates

GEN3062: Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics

One of:
GEN3030: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics
BIO/GEN3990: Biology/Genetics in Action Research Project*

*-Note that BIO3990 and GEN3990 have a minimum academic performance prerequisite

in School of Biological Sciences