Goals of the Programme

The Zoology programme is aimed at:

  1. Producing graduates who are able to observe, discover, and develop theories on various aspects of animals.
  2. Producing graduates who are well grounded in the fundamentals of Zoology and acquisition of the necessary skills in order to use their knowledge in Zoology in a wide range of practical applications.
  • To instill in students useful transferable skills including communication and presentation skills, problem-solving and decision-making.
  1. Developing creative thinking and the power of imagination to enable graduates work in research, in academia and industry for broader application.
  2. Accommodating their relevant fields in allied disciplines and to allow the graduates of Zoology to fit into an inter-disciplinary environment.
  3. To equip students with a good understanding of the principles of applied Zoology, aspects which will be at the leading end of knowledge.
  • To produce Applied Zoology graduates with the necessary skills for team work in an industrial, scientific research environment and consultancy.
  • Relating the training of Science graduates to the employment opportunities within the country.

1.8 Expected Learning Outcomes of the Program

  1. Knowledge and Understanding

At the end of the programme the learner should be to develop competencies required to:

  1. Solve problems in Zoology and offer relevant solutions using appropriate tools.
  2. Understand zoological phenomena and model their behaviour through analytical techniques.
  • Apply principles of operation of zoological devices and instruments.
  1. Know the environmental and social impact of a zoological activities.
  2. Understand business and management techniques relevant to a Zoologist.

b) Cognitive Skills/Application of Knowledge

At the end of the programme the learner should be able to:

  1. Execute and critically analyze results of an investigation and make logical conclusions.
  2. Use scientific principles in solutions of zoological problems.
  • Discuss various zoological phenomena
  1. Analyze experimental data in Zoology.
  2. Use computers in the treatment of zoological results.
  3. Prepare research proposals carry out research and write reports.

Duration and Structure

The BSc in Zoology runs for four full time academic years with a total of eight semesters. The number of courses per semester per year is indicated below.

Year

Semester

Number Of Courses

Total Credit Hrs Per Semester

ONE

I

8 (3 credit hrs @)

24

II

8 (3 credit hrs @)

24

TWO

I

8 (3 credit hrs @)

24

II

8 (3 credit hrs @)including field tour

24

THREE

I

7 (3 credit hrs @)

21

II

8 (3 credit hrs @) including field/industrial attachment which is off semester with 6

24

FOUR

I

7 (3 credit hrs @) except research project and seminar which has 6

27

II

7 (3 credit hrs @)

21

TOTAL

 

58

189

COURSES OFFERED

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Code  

Title

Required/Core/Elective

Credit Hours

BOT 1103

Introduction to Plant Biology

Core

3

ZOO 1103

Introduction to Zoology

Core

3

PHY 1132

Physics For Life Sciences I

Required Department

3

ZOO 1100

HIV/AIDs & Lifestyle Diseases

Required University

3

MAT1103 

Basic Mathematics

Required Department

3

CHE 1103

Atomic Structure

Required Department

3

COM1103

Introduction to Computers & Computing

Required  Department

3

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

Required University

3

Second Semester

Code                                     

Title

Required/Core/Elective

Credit Hours

BOT 1204

Survey of Plant Kingdom

Required Department

3

ZOO 1204

General Zoology

Core

3

MIC 1203

Introductory Microbiology

Required Department

3

BOT 1205

Laboratory Methods and Techniques

Core

3

PHY 1233

Physics For Life Sciences I1

Required Department

3

CHE 1205

Organic Chemistry I

Required Department

3

COM 1200

Computer Information Literacy

Required University

3

  MAT 1200

Quantitative Skills

Required University

3

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Code  

Title

Required/Core/Elective

Credit Hours

ZOO 2105

Cell Biology

Core

3

MIC 2104

General Microbiology

Required Department

3

ZOO 2108

Invertebrate Zoology

Core

3

BOT 2106

Principles Of Genetics

Core

3

BOT 2107

Plant Morphology & Anatomy

Required Department

3

STA 1103

Statistics 1

Required Department

3

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

Required University

3

REL 2100

Philosophy And Critical Thinking

Required University

3

Second Semester

Code  

Title

Required/Core/Elective

Credit Hours

ZOO 2206

Principles of Biochemistry

Required Department

3

MIC 2205

Microbial Ecology

Required Department

3

ZOO 2209

Vertebrate Zoology

Core

3

ZOO 2207

Introduction To Ecology and Bioanalysis

Core

3

ZOO 2227

Research Methods

Required Department

3

CHE 2214

Organic Chemistry I1

Required Department

3

CHE 2215

Basic Thermodynamics

Required Department

3

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

Code

Title

Required/Core/Elective

Credit Hours

ZOO 3111

Animal Ecology

Elective

3

ZOO 3116

Comparative Endocrinology

Elective

3

BOT 3112

Advanced Genetics

Required Department

3

ZOO 3112

Mammology

Core

3

ZOO 3131

Field Course

Required Department

3

ZOO 3128

Biostatistics

Core

3

ZOO 3118

Basic Immunology

Core

3

MIC 3108

General Mycology

Elective

3

Second Semester

FORTH YEAR

First Semester

Code  

Title

Required/Core/Elective

Credit Hours

BOT 4114

Biological Modelling

Required Department

3

BOT 4121

Biosystematics

Required Department

3

FEM 2110

Introduction To Soil Science

Required Department

3

ZOO4119

 Applied Immunology

Elective

3

ZOO 4120

Evolutionary Biology

Core

3

ZOO 4121

 Environmental Physiology

Core

3

ZOO4125

Protozoology

Elective

3

ZOO4134

Agricultural Entomology

Elective

3

ZOO4140

Physiology I

Core

3

 

Second Semester

Code  

Title

Required/Core/Elective

Credit Hours

ZOO 4226

Helminthology

Elective

3

ZOO 4233

Entomology I1

Elective

3

ZOO 4214

Bioinformatics

Core

3

MIC 4216

Molecular Biology

Elective

3

MIC 4226E

Applied Mycology

Elective

3

ZOO 4237E

Freshwater Ecology

Elective

3

ZOO 4238E

Marine Ecology

Elective

3

ZOO 4236E

Integrated Pest Control and Management

Elective

3

ZOO 4239E

Terrestrial Ecology

Elective

3

4235

Medical and Veterinary                       Entomology

Elective

3

Year3

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

BBM 3200     

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

BOT 3215

Plant-Animal Interactions

3

ZOO 3210      

Animal Physiology

3

ZOO 3215      

Developmental Biology & Reproductive Health

3

ZOO 3230        

Industrial Attachment

6

 

Total Credit Hours

24

*Two electives

 

 

ELECTIVES

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ZOO 3217E      

Animal Behavior

3

ZOO 3233E

Entomology I

3

ZOO 3222 E     

Arthropod Biology

3

Year 4

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

             Credit Hours

COM 4100

Computer Applications For Biotechnology

3

BOT 411 

Biological Modelling Conservation Biology

3

FEM 2110

Introduction To Soil Sciences

3

ZOO 4120

Evolutionary Biology

3

ZOO 4121

Environmental Physiology

3

ZOO 4129

Research Project

6

 

Total Credit Hours

27

*Two electives

 

 

 

ELECTIVES

 

 

Course Code

Course Title                                              

Credit Hours

ZOO 4125E

Protozoology

3

ZOO4134E

Agricultural Entomology

3

ZOO4119E

Applied Immunology

3

YEAR 4                

Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title                                         

Credit Hours

ZOO 4241E

Fisheries Resource Management

3

ZOO4226E

Helminthology

3

MIC 4226E

Applied Mycology

3

ZOO4236E

Integrated Pest And Vector Management

3

ZOO4238E

Marine Biology

3

ZOO4239E

Terrestrial Ecology

3

ZOO4237E

Freshwater Ecology

3

ZOO4235E

Medical & Veterinary Entomology

3

ZOO4223E

Human Genetics

3

ZOO 4224E

Forensic Zoology

3

 

Total Credit Hours

21 

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