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Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
If you have an interest in the biology of animals, Deakin's Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science is for you! In this course, you will learn about the form and function of different animals and how they are adapted to their environment. The course will provide you with a broad understanding of the current field of zoology, including the diversity, ecology, behaviour, physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology of animals. Also you will learn about the potential effects that environmental change may have on the evolution, genetics, disease and physiology of animals. The course has a strong focus on Australian fauna and its unique importance in the global environment and is underpinned by the latest research in zoology.
As well as a range of potential career opportunities, the course may also be a potential gateway to veterinary science courses (subject to specific entry requirements).
Another feature of the course is the opportunity to develop significant practical and field based experience and skills. Throughout the course students will develop practical skills through laboratory practicals within core and elective units. Field trips involving field work are also available in the third year. These field trips will give the students experience in planning, managing and conducting scientific research in remote field locations.
Graduates may find employment in a range of areas including government environmental monitoring, private and environmental consulting, museums, school and university education, primary industries, quarantine and wildlife biology. This degree can also offer students the opportunity to progress onto further research degrees (Masters and PhD), which will equip them to be employed as research scientists, university academics, and museum curators.
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
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