B.Sc Hons Zoology

B.Sc Hons Zoology is an undergraduate Zoology course. Zoology deals with the comprehensive study of animals, their evolution process, their interaction with nature. In this course, the students learn about the structure, function, behavior, and evolution of animals. They learn about the origin and development of species and their habits. The duration of the course is three years and the complete syllabus of the program is divided into the six semesters.

B.Sc Hons Zoology Eligibility

  • Those candidates who have passed their Intermediate or H.S.C. (12th class) examination from a recognized board in any stream are eligible for the course.

B.Sc Hons Zoology Syllabus

The syllabus of Zoology is given as below:

Part I
Sr. No. Subjects of Study
1 Animal diversity I: Non-chordate
2 Cell Biology & Genetics
3 Animal Physiology & Biochemistry
4 Laboratory course I
Part II
1 Animal diversity II: Chordate
2 Histology, Endocrinology & Reproductive Biology
3 Developmental Biology
4 Laboratory course II
Part III
1 Microbiology, Parasitology & Immunology
2 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
3 Evolution, Systematics & Animal behaviour
4 Ecology and Environmental Biology
5 Applied Zoology and Biostatistics
6 Laboratory course III
7 Laboratory Course IV
8 Laboratory Course V


B.Sc Hons Zoology Colleges

  • Government SRR Degree College, Karimnagar
  • Ganga Singh College, Chapra
  • Maharshi Dayanand University – MDU, Rohtak
  • Banki College (Autonomous), Cuttack

B.Sc Hons Zoology Course Suitability

  • The candidates who have an interest in animals, their habits, their interaction with the society and nature are suitable for the course.
  • They should have analytical, data-handling and written communication skills to be compatible for the course.
  • Some other skills are good presentation, oral communication and project management skills.
  • The candidates should be able to have good team spirit as they are required to work in a team.

How is B.Sc Hons Zoology Course Beneficial?

  • The course serves a good base for the further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree in Zoology.
  • After completing the master program they can become eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university/college.
  • The enthusiastic professionals can be employed by the Channels like National Geographic, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel as the zoologists.
  • They can also get the opportunity to work in Wildlife parks, zoos, and resorts.

B.Sc Hons Zoology Employment Areas

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Medical Research
  • Laboratories
  • Colleges & UniversitiesAgrochemical Companies
  • Conservation Agencies
  • Environmental and Ecosystem Management Sector
  • Aquariums
  • Forensics
  • Forests
  • Animal Clinics
  • Medical Laboratories
  • National Parks
  • Medical Technology
  • Museums
  • Research and Development Firms
  • Zoos
  • Pest Control Companies
  • Testing Laboratories
  • Television Channels
  • Pharmaceuticals Industry
  • Veterinary Hospitals
  • Wildlife Conservation and Management

B.Sc Hons Zoology Job Types

  • Animal and Wildlife Educator
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Physiologist
  • Animal Rehabilitator
  • Animal Trainer
  • Forensic Expert
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Lab Technician
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Zoo Curator
  • Documentary Maker
  • ResearcherConservationist