Course Structure - Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Ecology

Courses and Study Subject alternative pages Course Structure - Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Ecology

All students in the course will study these three core subjects in their first year.

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science or CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

All students must choose a Major to study in detail (see subject list below). You have the option of focussing on another key study area by taking a Second Major, or broadening your scientific knowledge by selecting science subjects from many disciplines. For the rules about the full course structure, please visit the Bachelor of Science handbook page.

Major Structure 

Major Structure(Cairns)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BZ1005:03 Introductory Ecology

BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life

Level 2

BZ2001:03 Quantitative Methods in Science

BZ2480:03 Restoration Ecology or BZ2808:03 Adapting to Environmental Challenges or MB2080:03 Invertebrate Biology

BZ2820:03 Evolutionary Biology

BZ2880:03 Ecology: Distribution, Abundance and Diversity

Level 3

BZ3215:03 Conservation Biology

BZ3230:03 Ecological Research Methods

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of specified level 3 subjects from List 1

List 1

BZ3225:03 Field Ecology

BZ3520:03 Agroecology

BZ3620:03 Tropical Flora of Australia

BZ3745:03 Tropical Entomology

Major Structure (Townsville)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BZ1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes

BZ1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

Level 2

BZ2001:03 Quantitative Methods in Science

BZ2705:03 Australian Vertebrate Fauna

BZ2440:03 Ecology and Conservation

BZ2420:03 Ecological Genetics or BZ2008:03 Adaptation to Environmental Change or MB2080:03 Invertebrate Biology

Level 3

BZ3740:03 Wildlife Ecology and Management

BZ3220:03 Population and Community Ecology

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of specified level 3 subjects from List 2

List 2

BZ3215:03 Conservation Biology

BZ3615:03 Plant Survival in a Land of Fire, Flood and Drought or BZ3210:03 Rainforest Ecosystems

BZ3061:03 Behavioural Ecology

BZ3450:03 Ecological and Conservation Genetics

BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo