About the Programme

B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology is a three-year undergraduate programme encompassing aspects of scientific knowledge about animal science. The programme includes biological aspects of both living as well as extinct animals.
Under this programme students will develop adequate knowledge of Environmental Management Biodiversity Studies and Ecosystem Monitoring. B.Sc. (H) Zoology will also expose students to scientific methods of acquiring testing and characterising the anatomy of animals.
In addition this programme will also introduce students to the genetic evolution and the conditions necessary for the animals to sustain in the natural environment. The programme is equally balanced with both theoretical and practical sessions which will provide students the hands-on experience. 
B.Sc. (H) Zoology is inclined towards modern technology which will enable students to opt for any specialisation course post-B.Sc. like biotechnology endocrinology immunology applied zoology and wildlife science. Interested aspirants can further advance their learning by enrolling for higher education in Zoology.

This course is for individuals who…

Passionate to interact with and register observations from animal ecosystems. It is for those students who seek in-depth knowledge of animal evolution their development and their behaviour.

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Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Biotechnology) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST.

For a candidate, who has not studied English as a subject, the condition of English may be waived off provided the candidate in his qualifying exam has studied in English medium.

(5% relaxation to North East states and Sikkim candidates/ Defence Personnel and their Dependents/ Wards of Kashmiri Migrants)
(10% relaxation to outstanding Sports Persons (i.e. A/A+ category as per Sports Scholarship), Subject to verification from Selection committee* of the University)

Note:-In case the applicant falls in both categories, then only one relaxation in eligibility will be given.

* Selection committee will be comprising of Head (DSW), Director Sports, Dy. Director Sports, Concerned Coach and VC Nominee.

Admission Criteria

Merit in qualifying examination, subject to eligibility criteria.



Find the list of colleges offering B.Sc Zoology course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2020 – 2021 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

College Name
A B N Seal College, West Bengal
A.D.M. College for Women, Tamil Nadu
A.d.m. College For Women, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu
A.d.n. Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Maharashtra
A.m. Patil Arts And Commerce & Kail N.k. Patil Science College, Maharashtra
A.P.A. College of Arts and Culture, Tamil Nadu
A.P.C. Mahalakshmi College for Women, Tamil Nadu
A.P.C. Mahalakshmi College for Women, Tamil Nadu
A.R.C. Viswanathan College, Tamil Nadu
A.V.C College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu
A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Tamil Nadu
A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College, Tamil Nadu
Abhayapuri College, Assam
Abhedananda Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal
Abhinav Seva Sansthan Mahavidyalaya, Uttar Pradesh
Acharya Narendra Deo College, Bihar
Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi
Acharya Narendra Dev Nagar Nigam Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Uttar Pradesh
Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu
Adivasi Seva Sahayyak Sanstha’s Arts, Commerce, Science College, Maharashtra
Aghore Kamini Prakash Chandra Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal
Alagappa Government Arts College, Tamil Nadu
Alagappa Government Arts College, Tamil Nadu
Alamelu Angappan College for Women, Tamil Nadu
All Saints College, Kerala
Allama Iqbal College, Bihar
Alphonsa College, Kerala
Amer Maharaja PG College, Rajasthan
Ananda Chandra College, West Bengal
Anchalik Science College, Odisha

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Additional details on this courseLet me tell you one thing that some colleges might raise their admission criteria to 60% in the aggregate score of H.S.C. This depends on the decision of the administrative department of the college. Generally if the cut-off criteria is this high then admission is conducted purely on the basis of merit and no further entrance examination is conducted.
There is a huge scope of research once you pass this course. Those who are interested in higher studies might go for a subsequent M.Sc. in this course. Then they might work as trainees in research laboratories. You can even go for a 2 year B.ed. course after B.Sc. instead of doing an M.Sc. Then you will be eligible for teaching life sciences in government or private schools.

B.Sc Zoology Admissions for 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

Are you looking for admissions for B.Sc Zoology for the academic year 2020 – 2021? We can connect you with the right colleges and universities offering B.Sc Zoology courses in your preferred locations.

B.Sc Zoology Syllabus and Course Description

The syllabus is breaking down in a 3-years course. In this program, students offer all kinds of subjects. This subject covers all the required studies about animal species. In this course, we study structure, evolution, types, and division of all the animals.

The syllabus of the program is as follows:

Semester I

Life and Diversity from Protozoa to Porifera and Cell Biology I

Life and Diversity from Coelenterate to Helminthes and Cell Biology II

Semester II

Life and Diversity from Annelids to Arthropods and Genetics I

Life and Diversity from Mollusk to Hemichordate and Genetics II


Semester III

Life and Diversity of Chordates I

Mammalian Physiology I

Semester IV

Life and Diversity of Chordates II

Mammalian Physiology II


Semester V

Environmental Biology

Evolution and Developmental Biology

Semester VI

Aquaculture and Pest Management I

Aquaculture and Pest Management II


Career Prospects

There are many jobs for a zoologist. They can work in different areas. These areas include wildlife, national park, zoos, aquarium, animal hospitals, and museums. There are more jobs like taking care of animals, wildlife experts, and zookeepers. Most of the TV channels like national geographic and animal-plant give lots of jobs.

B.Sc Zoology Admission Suitability

  • Those who have analytical, data-handling and written communication skills can go for this course.
  • The candidates who are interested in opting further studies and have project management, presentation, and oral communication skills, are best suited for the course.
  • The candidates should have an interest in animals their lives and eagerness to know about their evolution and development.

How is B.Sc Zoology Course Beneficial?

  • The applicants of the program have a lot of further study options in a variety of specializations and with that qualification they can get into the desired work profile.
  • The candidates can work for medical laboratories, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, museums, wildlife rehabilitation centres, etc.
  • They can also go for the teaching profession after completing the master program from any recognized institutions.

B.Sc Zoology Employment Areas

  • Government Hospitals
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Agricultural Firms
  • Hatcheries
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Museums

B.Sc Zoology Job Types

  • Clinical Business Associate
  • Botany/Zoology Faculty Member
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Medical Representative
  • Online Tutor
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Research Associate

B.Sc Zoology Colleges

  • Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University – IGNOU, Delhi
  • Mukand Lal National College, Yamuna Nagar
  • Adarsh Mahavidyalaya, Osmanabad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What can be the best option after B.Sc in zoology?

There is a different opportunity after getting a degree in B.Sc Zoology. Students can study to a higher level and get admission in a different kind of master program. Some of those programs are getting admission to a master’s in science in zoology.
Some students get admission to a master of business administration.

Q. How does physics related to zoology?

Physics explains everything about this plant. It is difficult to study biology without the help of physics. So as it has a connection with the plant. So studying zoology is difficult without the involvement of physics study.

Q. What are the subjects offered in B.Sc zoology?

The subjects that are offered in B.Sc are the study of technology which helps to understand the biological process. It also offered us the structure, behaviour, and kinds of animals.

Q. What jobs are available after a PhD in life science (zoology)?

There are different jobs available after doing a PhD in life science. They can work as an assistant professor in any institute. They can work as research in any related form, can work as a biological researcher and can teach zoology in the related institute. You are allowed to work as a medical scientist. They can be hired at any organization as research associates.

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