University Of Johannesburg Veterinary, 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.
The Honours course is only presented on a full-time basis. Therefore, students must be available full-
time from Monday to Friday for lectures from Mid-January until the end of November.
In the Zoology Department it is assumed that no student should leave the University before obtaining at least four years of training (Honours). Therefore, courses are developed to run from the first year to the fourth. Since standard and competition increase gradually, all potential students cannot be accepted and therefore prospective students should apply for admission, no later than the last Friday in October of the year proceeding the study year.
Prospective students should note that a number of bursaries are available for students with merit and
you must apply on the dates specified by the bursar. See information elsewhere on the CD.
You may also additionally to the bursary apply for an assistantship in the department. Successful candidates will be deployed as demonstrators, research assistants or for general maintenance in the department.
In addition to the various courses, each student must hand in a project. Lecturers provide the various
themes and under their supervision each student must complete the project and present it orally and as a project report. A list of previous projects presented over the last four years, is attached. Subject to approval, students are welcome to submit their own projects.
Assessments are not limited to exam periods but are also of a continuous nature.
Department of Zoology
University of Johannesburg
PO Box 524
Ms Thumeka Nakani
D3 LAB 229, APK
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2441
Fax: +27 (0)11 559 2286