The Department of Zoology & Environmental Management contributes to the B. Sc. (General) degree and B. Sc. (Special) degree programmes of the Faculty of Science offering Zoology as one of the major subjects. The department also contributes mainly to the B. Sc. General and Special degree programmes in Environmental Conservation and Management.
Graduates who study Zoology as a subject at either B. Sc. (General) or (Special) degree level and the graduates with the B.Sc. Environmental Conservation and Management degree, can enter the employment market in various sectors including institutes of secondary and tertiary education, research laboratories, government ministries, private sector or engage in self employment. The Curricula have been designed on the assumption that most of the students who read for the B. Sc. (General) degree find employment opportunities in the government and private sector, while those who read for the B. Sc. (Special) degree end up either as University academics or researchers in local or foreign Universities or Research Institutes. Most B. Sc. (Special) degree students go on to postgraduate studies for M. Phil. or Ph. D. degrees.
The credit value of the course units offered by the Department of Zoology & Environmental Management varies from 1 to 4 for the B. Sc. (General) degree programme and from 1 to 8 for the B. Sc. (Special) degree programme. One credit equals to 15 lecture hours or 45-60 hours of laboratory work or 10 hours of lectures and 15 hours of laboratory work. Level 1, 2 and 3 course units are offered to the B. Sc. (General) degree students. In addition to the level 1, 2 and 3 course units, students following the B. Sc. (Special) degree programme in Zoology should follow relevant level 4 course units. The students who follow the B. Sc. (Special) degree programme in Zoology should complete a research project under the supervision of a senior academic staff member, submit a report in the format of a dissertation and make an oral presentation based on the project.