B.Sc. Zoology

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Bachelor of Science in Zoology is an undergraduate Zoology course. Zoology is the branch of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. Bachelor of Science in Zoology is three years duration course and the syllabus is divided into six semesters. After successfully completing the B.Sc. Zoology course has a great future ahead. There are many colleges/universities which are providing the degree course in their campuses in the country. The course is career orienting in nature that opens many jobs for them after its completion.

How is B.Sc. Zoology Course Beneficial?

•    They have a lot of higher study options available in a variety of specializations and with that qualification they can get into any of the reputed organizations offering a work profile that suits their ability.
•    Other activities are such as paid work, volunteering, family responsibilities, sport, membership of societies, leadership roles, etc. So here are also good scopes for them.
•    Graduates of Bachelor of Science programs in zoology tend to work for medical laboratories, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, museums, wildlife rehabilitation centres, hatcheries, agricultural departments, environmental agencies and colleges and universities. Because zoology is such a broad field, the types of jobs zoology can do are numerous.
•    Zoologists are often known by the branch of zoology they specialize in. For example, those who study the origins, life processes and behaviours of birds are known as ornithologists. Those who study the origins, life processes and behaviours of reptiles and amphibians are known as herpetologists.
•    Other job titles include zookeeper, animal caretaker, veterinary technologist and technician, environmental consultant, technical writer, biology teacher and research and laboratory technician.


•    Minimum eligibility for this course an intermediate (10+2) in science with least 55% marks to get admission to any of the reputed institutions.
•    The aspirants also need a minimum marks in the entrance exam conducted by the institutes to get admission into the desired course.


Syllabus of Zoology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Life and Diversity from Protozoa to Porifera and Cell Biology I


Life and Diversity from Coelentrata to Helminthes and Cell Biology II

Sem. II                                 


Life and Diversity from Annelida to Arthropoda and Genetics I


Life and Diversity from Molluaska to Hemichordata and Genetics II



Sem. III


Life and Diversity of Chordates I


Mammalian Physiology I

Sem. IV


Life and Diversity of Chordates II


Mammalian Physiology II



Sem. V


Environmental Biology


Evolution and Developmental Biology

Sem. VI


Aquaculture and Pest Management I


Aquaculture and Pest Management II



B.Sc. Zoology Colleges

•    Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati
•    IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
•    Mukand Lal National College, Yamuna Nagar
•    Adarsh Mahavidyalaya, Osmanabad

Course Suitability

•    Who are good in analytical, data-handling and written communication skills can go for this course.
•    Second, those who want to go for further studies and have project management, presentation and oral communication skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
•    Those who want to pursue Master’s degree after it also are suitable for it.
•    They should have the ability to conduct detailed work accurately and methodically; the ability to plan research, analyze and interpret data and write reports and practical skills.

Job Types

•    Botany/Zoology Faculty Member
•    Clinical Business Associate
•    Area Sales Manager
•    Online Tutor
•    Research Associate
•    Nutrition Specialist
•    Medical Representative

Advance Courses in B.Sc. Zoology

•    M.Sc. (Zoology)
•    M.Sc. (Hons.) (Zoology)
•    M.Phil. (Zoology)
•    Ph.D. (Zoology)

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