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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Bachelor of Zoology (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University


The Bachelor of Zoology (BS) program helps students develop the set of skills necessary to work in the field.  Career opportunities are found in local, state and federal government agencies, museums, national and marine parks, and zoological gardens. Zoologists are also employed in the media, consultancy firms, aquaculture, biotechnology and animal breeding businesses, primary industry, and tourism.  The Bachelor of Zoology (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Zoology (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Zoology:

    Biology
    Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyBachelor of Zoology
    Cell & Molecular Biology
    Genetics
    Entomology
    Marine Ecology
    Freshwater Ecology
    Databases and Dynamic
    Animal Physiology
    Directed Research
    General Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    Biochemistry
    Physics
    Animal behavior
    Animal ecology

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)


Research Project in Zoology:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Zoology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Mass Media and Communication

Job Description Bachelors in Zoology

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

Employment Opportunities for Zoology

    Zoologists are involved in a wide variety of careers and are employed by research institutions eg Antarctic research stations, and educational institutions including primary and secondary schools. Other employment opportunities include local, state and federal government agencies, museums, national and marine parks, and zoological gardens. Zoologists are also employed in the media, consultancy firms, aquaculture, biotechnology and animal breeding businesses, primary industry, and tourism.

Professional Associations

  • African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB)
  • World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
  • European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV)

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