Bachelor of Zoology
University of New England - Armidale

Course outline

Students learn all aspects of the biology of animals including structure, function, anatomy, physiology, ecology, behaviour and evolution, through their chosen major in Animal Ecology, Applied Zoology, Natural History or Palaeobiology. Our majors are designed to ensure that graduates are equipped with work-ready skills that are in demand, and we offer a range of interdisciplinary minors to help students extend and broaden their expertise. With a strong focus on field and laboratory-based hands-on practical training, our course is underpinned by the latest research. Graduates understand major zoological concepts and are aware of how these are connected with the biological, environmental, rural, and physical sciences. Students also learn to solve complex problems, collect and analyse scientific data and communicate scientific information to experts and the wider public. With access to a diverse array of landscapes and ecosystems, students develop field and laboratory techniques and learn to evaluate social and ethical issues related to zoology and animal interactions with their environment and with people. For more course information, visit UNE’s Course Handbook.


Animal Ecology, Applied Zoology, Natural History, Palaeobiology.

Minors: Animal Ecology, Applied Zoology, Natural History, Palaeobiology, Science Communication, Museum Studies, Water Science, Botany, Spatial Science, Zoological Methods.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of New England and for this course, refer to UNE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Assumed knowledge

English; depending on major – Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; Chemistry

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Zoologist in research institutions, government agencies, museums, national parks, marine parks, zoological gardens, aquaculture and biotechnology, animal breeding, teacher (with further study).

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$9184 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

New England and North West NSW