Scope of the Course

Zoology is that branch of science which deals with the study of the animal kingdom. The branch deals with the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. For someone who is interested in making a career in Zoology will be required to deal with both the existing, dead and quite possible the extinct species of the animal kingdom. On choosing this career, the person specializing in the field will be referred to as a zoologist.

B.Sc. in Zoology is an undergraduate course in Zoology. The minimum time required to complete the course is three years. These three years are further again divided into six semesters. Candidates who have completed their higher secondary level of education in Science with biology as one of the papers are eligible for the course. After completing the course candidates can either opt for higher studies or they can search for jobs. There are numerous higher study options for graduates in B.Sc. Zoology. Graduates in Zoology can also find various job opportunities. They are of high demand in many organizations both in India and abroad.

One can specialize in various fields within zoology; some of them are listed as follows:

  • Arachnology
  • Arthropodology
  • Apiology
  • Entomology
  • Cetology
  • Anthrozoology
  • Conchology
  • Ethology
  • Herpetology
  • Primatology
  • Malacology
  • Paleozoology
  • Ornithology
  • Nematology
  • Myrmecology
  • Neuroethology
  • Mammalogy
  • Helminthology

Zoology as a career as a number of specializations because of which the students are presented with a plethora of career options once they chose to be associated with this field. This field is concerned with the preservation and management of animal kingdom and a career in it would mean that you are a part of that responsibility.

A Zoologist might even get to travel because the nature of his / her job. Channels like National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel are in constant need of Zoologists for research and documentaries. Zoologists are also hired for zoos, wildlife services, botanical gardens, conservation organizations, national parks, nature reserves, universities, laboratories, aquariums, animal clinics, fisheries and aquaculture, museums, research, pharmaceutical Companies, veterinary hospitals, etc. Not only this, few other people who are zoologists by nature; Animal Behaviorists, Animal breeders, Animal Trainers, Animal Caretakers, Animal and Wildlife Educators, Animal rehabilitator, Conservationists, Documentary Maker, Forensic Experts, Lab Technicians, Researcher, Wildlife Biologists, Veterinarian, Zoo keeper, Zoo Curator, and many more.

Graduates can find various jobs in different organizations all around the world. Graduates can apply for job in veterinary firms, research projects etc. They can also pursue their career in teaching profession. Graduates in this field can find ample career options in many foreign countries also. Presently some organizations conduct placement services in colleges and institutes.