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BSC zoology

Bachelor Of Science in Zoology
 
Design of the Programme

The B. Sc in Zoology comprises basic, core and optional or elective courses in a four-year programme. The courses have class lecture, practicum and field studies components. The programme is flexible and allows students to pursue different options of their own interests and which are also relevant to the country’s development needs. Course Schedules, Codes and Titles

 
Course  Outlines

First Year



Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 110

Basic Zoology I

3

BOT 110

Basic Botany I

3

CHE 110

Basic Chemistry

3

PHY 110

Basic Physics I (Lab)

4

MAT 110

Calculus I

3

IRD 100

Communication Skills I

3

IRD 101

Quantitative Skills I

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 111

Basic Zoology II

3

BOT 111

Basic Botany II

3

CHE 111

Basic Chemistry II

4

MAT 111

Geometry and Elementary Applied Mathematics

3

PHY 111

Basic Physics II (Lab)

4

IRD 102

Communication Skills II

3

IRD 103

Development Concepts and Applications

3

Second Year



First Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 210

Invertebrate Zoology

3

ZOO 211

Animal Genetics and Evolution

3

BOT 210

Cryptogamic Botany

3

BOT 213

Genetics and Evolution

3

MAT 200

Mathematics and Statistics

3

CHE 210

Atomic Structure and Bonding

4

CHE 211

Basic Analytical Chemistry

2

IRD 200

State, Society and Development

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 212

Vertebrate Zoology

3

ZOO 213

Introductory Animal Ecology

3

BOT 211

Plant Structure and Function

3

BOT 212

Plant Ecology I

3

CHE 212

Basic Organic Chemistry

3

CHE 213

Introduction to Kinetics and Thermodynamics

3

CHE 214

Biochemistry

3

Third Year



First Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 310

Developmental Biology

3

ZOO 311

Physiology and Histology

3

ZOO 312

Cell and Molecular Biology

3

ZOO 313

Evolutionary Biology

3

COM 300

Computer Science

3

Recommended Courses          6

Required Courses

 

 

BOT 310

Morphogenesis and Developmental Anatomy

3

BOT 311

Plant Taxonomy

3

CHE 310

Inorganic Chemistry I

3

CHE 311

Analytical Chemistry I

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 314

Environmental Physiology

3

ZOO 315

Arthropod Biology

3

ZOO 316

Vertebrate Zoology II

3

ZOO 317

Field Course

1

IRD 305

Entreprenuership for Snmall Business

3

STA 300

Biostatistics

3

Required Courses and Electives        6

Required Courses

BOT 312

Microbiology I

3

BOT 313

Plant Physiology I

3

CHE 314

Inorganic Chemistry II

3

CHE 315

Analytical Chemistry II

3

Electives

ZOO 318E

Comparative Endocrinology

3

ZOO 319E

Animal Behaviour

3

Fourth Year



First Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 419

Research Project

6

ZOO 410

Immunology

4

ZOO 411

Aquatic Ecology I

4

ZOO 412

Terrestrial Ecology I

4

ZOO 413

Entomology I

4

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

ZOO 414

Terrestrial Ecology II

3

ZOO 415

History and Philosophy of Biology

3

ZOO 416

Parasitology I

3

ZOO 417

Physiology I

4

IRD 400

Development Project Appraisal

3

Electives

ZOO 418E

Aquatic Ecology II

3

ZOO 420E

Entomology II

3

ZOO 421E

Parasitology II

3

ZOO 422E

Physiology II

3

ZOO 423E

Ichthyology

3



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