Department of Zoology
WHAT IS ZOOLOGY?
Zoology is the study of animals, i.e. organisms that are not plants, fungi or bacteria. Zoology is concerned, for example, with the study of fishes, sponges, insects, reptiles and mammals – including humans.
WHAT CAREER OPTIONS ARE THERE FOR ZOOLOGISTS?
Careers that you can pursue include nature conservationist, environmentalist, ecologist, entomologist, pathologist, parasitologist, geneticist, food technologist, etc.
WHY STUDY ZOOLOGY AT UJ?
The Department of Zoology at UJ offers a suite of courses that are relevant in today’s society, and our students acquire skills that are highly sought after in the workplace. We have a very high student success rate (90%), and the department's academic staff are exceptionally well qualified (all 11 staff members have doctorates, and 9 have an NRF rating). Our particular research strengths are in the fields of Aquatic Toxicology and Physiology, Cave Ecology, Parasitology, Population Genetics and Respiratory Physiology.