What will I study?


    With biology and animal and marine studies underpinning this major, you will learn about the complexities of animal systems as it applies to your specialisation in Behavioural Ecology, Reproductive Physiology or Wildlife and Conservation.

    You'll develop skills in zoological concepts appropriate to your specialisation, as well as data collection and analysis, and critical evaluation of empirical arguments.

    Your major structure

    In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in aspects of zoology and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.

    Breadth studies

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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