Bachelor of Science (Zoology) / Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)

The earth needs graduates like you

This combined degree recognises the increasing demand for scientific knowledge about how to conserve and protect wildlife, as well as develop deeper understanding of the interactions between people and animals.

Career opportunities exist in a range of areas including zoological research, environmental management and consulting, wildlife biology, government quarantine, agriculture, museums, and universities, as well as, international opportunities.

On-campus animal facilities include those for reptiles, small marsupials, small rodents, horses, sheep and cattle, as well as over 1,000 hectares of native, rural and aquatic habitats.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

This major will equip students with the background knowledge and training to work in marine environments, to learn skills in inquiry and problem solving, so that they can contribute beneficially to management and/or conservation of waterways and oceans and the biodiversity within them.

This major equips students with skills in fundamental biology, in the ecology of populations and communities, in population genetics and in the legal conservation framework to enable them to work in this area.

This major in Environmental Consulting prepares graduates for jobs in environmental consulting companies, government environmental offices, land and water management agencies or non-government organisations.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $29,040*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

Start your unlimited journey today.

"Science at WSU is fascinating. I did a whole assignment on lambs. I spend hours sitting in a paddock watching them. It was rewarding."

— Niki McCarthy. Bachelor of Science (Zoology).

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.