Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Zoology in South Africa

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Zoology()
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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Zoology offers a comprehensive exploration of the animal kingdom, emphasizing the study of animal behavior, physiology, ecology and conservation. Students gain a deep understanding of diverse species, their habitats and the intricate relationships between them. Through practical fieldwork and laboratory research, students develop skills in data analysis, experimental design and scientific communication.

Graduates of this program are well-equipped to pursue various career opportunities including:

1. Wildlife biologist
2. Zookeeper
3. Conservation scientist
4. Fisheries officer
5. Environmental consultant
6. Ecologist
7. Animal behaviorist
8. Marine biologist
9. Wildlife rehabilitator
10. Park ranger
11. Research scientist
12. Animal nutritionist
13. Wildlife filmmaker
14. Veterinary technician
15. Science writer

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Zoology

  • University of Limpopo University of Limpopo, Polokwane  
    Course Entry Requirements:
    (a) A BSc Hons Degree or its equivalent at NQF level 8 in the appropriate disciplinary area.
    (b) On special recommendation, including application of the RPL policy and strategy of the
    University of Limpopo and after consultation with and approval by the Head of Department.
    (c) On special recommendation, including application of the RPL Policy and Strategy of the
    University of Limpopo, and after consultation with and approval by the Head of Department.

    Course Duration:
    (c) Minimum one (1) year
    (d) Maximum two (2) years.
  • University of Venda University of Venda, Limpopo  
    Course entry requirements:
    National senior certificate as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate achievement; 50-59%) or better in each one of the following four recognized 20-credit NSC subjects:
    i) English
    ii) Mathematics
    iii) Physical Science
    iv) Any other related subjects as judged by responsible Departments
  • University of Pretoria University of Pretoria, Pretoria  
    Admission Requirements:
    1.Relevant BSc degree with Zoology (or equivalent) passed at final year
    2.A weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level.

    Note: Additional modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency.

    Duration of study:
    1 year, full-time.

  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria  
  • University of the Free State University of the Free State, Bloemfontein  

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