Zoology Major - Recommended Streams (2017-2019)

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

Year Semester 1 Semester 2
1BIO1011: Blueprints for Life

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Life on Earth
or
BIO1042: Life in the Environment

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2BIO2231: 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

3BIO3011: 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
* - Note that BIO2060 is not offered after 2017 so that students starting from 2018 may choose another Level 2 unit in its place.

2. Zoology with Ecology focus

Year Semester 1 Semester 2
1BIO1011: Blueprints for Life

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Life on Earth
or
BIO1042: Life in the Environment

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2BIO2231: 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

3BIO3111: Applied Ecology

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
* - Note that BIO2060 is not offered after 2017 so that students starting from 2018 may choose another Level 2 unit in its place.

3. Zoology with Genetics focusThe 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.

Year Semester 1 Semester 2
1BIO1011: Blueprints for Life

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

BIO1022: Life on Earth
or
BIO1042: Life in the Environment

Choice of 3 other Level 1 units

2BIO2231: 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
3GEN3040: 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
* - Note that BIO2060 is not offered after 2017 so that students starting from 2018 may choose another Level 2 unit in its place.