University of New England
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3 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time
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Understand and conserve animals and their habitats with this online or on-campus Bachelor of Zoology from the University of New England (UNE).
In this degree, you'll cover the behaviour, classification, evolution, distribution, ecology and natural history of animals. Zoology encompasses a range of sciences, including biochemistry, physiology, palaeontology, molecular biology and genetics; you'll have the chance to study various zoological disciplines, from animal behaviour and ecology to entomology and parasitology.
With a particular focus on a range of issues related to animal biology, this course will prepare you for work in a variety of industries, from academia to zoological gardens.
An optional honours year is available for selected students who attain an above-average academic record and who wish to pursue further study.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Zoology, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Diploma in Science.
Debbie explains why she chose to study zoology with UNE.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Assumed knowledge is any two units of mathematics or mathematics extension; studies in biology and/or chemistry are recommended (for students without this recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in chemistry and mathematics).
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this science course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Zoology from the University of New England.
Graduates can seek employment in a wide variety of industries after graduating. Zoologists can be employed by research institutions, CSIRO, local, state and federal government agencies, museums, national parks, marine parks, zoological gardens or Antarctic research stations, or as teachers in primary and secondary school. Employment in media organisations or consultancy is also an option.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in animal care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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