Remarkably, many of Australia's unusual animals haven't yet been studied in detail, so there are wonderful opportunities for careers in research. This department specialises in a number or research areas.
Open Day in Zoology gives prospective students and parents an opportunity to meet and talk with current students and staff about research in zoology.
Many graduates find they enjoy their chosen subject area so much that they continue on to a higher degree such as honours (4th year zoology), or postgraduate studies. The specialised training these graduates receive prepares them for a large range of jobs in the biomedical, environmental, fisheries and wildlife fields.
But even if research isn't your cup of tea, a degree in Zoology provides excellent training for a wide range of careers, which makes it highly rated by employers.
As well as a broad understanding of biological systems, graduates in Zoology with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) have received training in skills that employers value. These include literature searches, report writing, laboratory procedures, organisation and analysis of data, and the use of computers, microscopes and analytical equipment.
Increasingly, biological science graduates are being sought by a range of business and industrial companies as highly valued employees.