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MASTER OF ZOOLOGY

The Department of Biological Sciences (College of Science) offers a Master of Science program in Zoology. Only full-time students are admitted to this program. The program is designed to prepare individuals for a variety of career opportunities. These include further education, a leadership role in secondary school education, employment in government or private sector laboratories, technically oriented positions in government or business and in environmental conservation. The discipline Zoology currently offers courses and research opportunities in several main fields. These include: Marine Biology/Ecology, Desert Biology/Ecology, Parasitology, Reproductive Biology, Genetics, Animal Behaviour, Embryology and Physiology.

According to the University Council decision dated 4/2/2007, Thesis students admitted with effect from September 2007 are exempted from the comprehensive examination.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The program requirements are:

21 TOTAL COURSE CREDITS

9 COMPULSORY (3 credits each):

0440-501

Retrieval, Interpretation and presentation of Zoological Data

0440-502

Principles of Taxonomy

0440-503

Reproductive Biology

3 PARTIALLY ELECTIVE Q credits each):

0440-504

Marine Biology/Ecology

0440-505

Desert Biology/Ecology

9 ELECTIVES* (3 credits each):

0440-504

Marine Biology/Ecology

0440-505

Desert Biology/Ecology

0440-511

Parasitology

0440-512

Animal Behaviour

0440-513

Physiology

0440-514

Embryology

0440-515

Malacology

0440-516

Molecular Genetics

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