Department of
ZOOLOGY

Bachelor of Science Honours in Zoology


Zoology is a fascinating area in the field of biology that embraces the science of animal life. If you are fascinated looking at animals and their behaviours, you may try studying Zoology as a major subject.
The students who have completed Zoology as a major subject at the first two years (Level 3 and 4) are eligible for selection to a Honor’s degree programme in Zoology at the end of the second year (level 4).
We offer Bachelor of Science (Hon’s) in Zoology with a comprehensive array of courses which come under the discipline of Zoology. Those who have gained fundamental knowledge in zoology, with Animal Life and Diversity, Biogeography, Animal Form and Function, Ecology, Animal Development and Animal Behaviour, are introduced to more comprehensive and diverse aspects of zoology including Wildlife and conservation biology, Fish biology, Ornithology, Parasitology, Entomology, mammalian biology, immunology, Molecular Biology and Environmental Toxicology with special emphasis on applications within the Hon’s degree programme. Techniques in zoology introduces the students to a blend of fundamental and novel tools while research methodology and the research project in zoology trains the students to acquire research skills.

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This Degree programme is progressionally linked with the BSc and MSc Degrees in the University of Essex, UK

Programme Code :
SPZO
Programme Category :
Bachelor of Science (Hon’s) in Zoology
Conducted by :
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Programme duration :
4 years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
The Bachelor of Science (Hon’s) in Zoology involves courses in the field of Zoological Sciences:
Wildlife and conservation biology, Fish biology, Ornithology, Parasitology, Entomology, mammalian biology, immunology, Molecular Biology and Environmental Toxicology, and skill development oriented courses; Techniques in Zoology, Research methodology and the compulsory research project- The Research Project in Zoology-

Admission Criteria for BSc (Hon’s) in Zoology

Please note that BSc (Hon’s) degree programme is 2 + 2 programme, which indicate that the students will admit to the level 5 of the Hon’s degree programme in Zoology after successful completion of Level 3 and 4 of the BSc degree programme within four (04) consecutive academic years from his/her initial registration for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with the following minimum requirements are fulfilled.

  • A minimum of C grades for thirty (30) course credits of regular courses at Level 3, AND,
  • A minimum of C grades for twenty-four (24) course credits at Level 4, including twelve (12) course credits from the subject of Zoology and, at least eligibility for sitting final examination for the other six (06) course credits, AND
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 in course credits adding up to twenty (20) course credits of Levels 3 and 4, from the subject of Zoology, AND,
  • At least a Pass grade or Exemption for each of the continuing education courses.
Accepting On-line Applications:
    17th May 2024
Closing Date for On-line Applications:
    22nd May 2024
Programme Registration date:
    22nd May 2024
Commencement of Academic Activities:
    30th May 2024

Fees for students registering for the BSc Hon’s Degree Programme in the academic Year 2023/24 are as follows.

Course fee for Level 5 & 6

  • Tuition Fee: LK 3,435/= per credit
  • Number of Credits of regular courses to be offered/registered per year – between 8-30

Item

Fee (LKR)

Registration and other

13,000/=

Course fee Level 3&4

164,400/=

Course fee for Level 5

103,050/=

Course fee for Level 6

103,050/=

Total for 4 years

410,500/=

 

Tuition Fee – Overseas Students

    

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Contact Details

This undergraduate study programme is conducted by the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences. The Open University of Sri Lanka.

Address :

Dr. Saminda Fernando, Head/ Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences,
The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.

Contact :
011 288 1488, 0112881446
Email :
Contact Programme Coordinator