Zoology, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T029

Previous code:  MT3014.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This testamur major is available as an elective major for Bachelor of Medical Science students only.

A Zoology major provides you with the opportunity to study Australia’s unique animals and their habitats. Zoologists have a detailed understanding of the diversity of the animal kingdom and are equipped with scientific understanding of how animals function and interact with their environment: ranging from their ecology, behaviour and evolution, to the physiology and biochemistry of cells, tissues and major organ systems. Zoology underpins conservation and sustainability, including major contributions to current research in climate change and ecosystem management. On-campus animal facilities include those for reptiles, small marsupials and rodents, sheep and cattle, as well as over 1000ha of native, rural and aquatic habitats with an abundance of native wildlife. Zoologists graduate with practical laboratory and fieldwork skills that prepare them for a wide variety of vocations in this field. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet program requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Recommended Sequence

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet program requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
AGRI 1009 Wildlife Studies 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
BIOS 2040 Invertebrate Zoology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
BIOS 2041 Vertebrate Zoology 10
BIOS 3026 Evolution and Genetics 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
BIOS 2006 Comparative Physiology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3017 Field Project 2 10
AGEN 3001 Animal Behaviour 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Zoology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
AGRI 1009 Wildlife Studies 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
BIOS 2040 Invertebrate Zoology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
BIOS 2041 Vertebrate Zoology 10
BIOS 3026 Evolution and Genetics 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
BIOS 2006 Comparative Physiology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3017 Field Project 2 10
AGEN 3001 Animal Behaviour 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point minor in Education Studies.

Education Studies, Minor

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the subjects from the minor in Education Studies as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Zoology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
AGRI 1009 Wildlife Studies 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
BIOS 2040 Invertebrate Zoology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
BIOS 2041 Vertebrate Zoology 10
BIOS 3026 Evolution and Genetics 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
BIOS 2006 Comparative Physiology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3017 Field Project 2 10
AGEN 3001 Animal Behaviour 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Year 1: College Subjects  
Standard 3-term year  
Preparatory subject  
CHEM 0001 Chemistry (WSTC Prep) 10
Eight university-level subjects comprising the following six subjects  
BIOS 1003 Biodiversity (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1009 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC) 10
MATH 1027 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC) 10
NATS 1020 Scientific Literacy (WSTC) 10
And two subjects from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen) 20
Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)  
Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)  
Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)  
Food Science 1 (WSTC)  
Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)  
Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)  
Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)  
 Credit Points90
Year 2
Autumn session
BIOS 3026 Evolution and Genetics 10
NATS 2025 Natural Science Research Methods 10
BIOS 2041 Vertebrate Zoology 10
AGRI 1009 Wildlife Studies 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 2008 Ecology 10
BIOS 2006 Comparative Physiology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Complex Case Studies in Science  
Work Internship for Science Professionals  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3017 Field Project 2 10
AGEN 3001 Animal Behaviour 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points250