Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoology


Apply for the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2023

Apply Now

The BSc (Hons) degree is a one year programme taken after the completion of a BSc. If you think you might wish to do a BSc (Hons) you must complete the prerequisites listed below during your BSc programme. All students should have a confirmed supervisor before applying for postgraduate courses. Applications for entry to this course should reach the Administrator, Division of Sciences, by 10 December for the following year.

If you are doing a double major you will complete 8, 300-level papers (4 in each subject). Your Zoology 300-level papers should include ZOOL316. This can lead onto a combined Honours degree.

Why take a BSc(Hons) degree?

Most of our PhD candidates were previously Honours students and the BSc (Hons) can be viewed as a fast-track programme for academically-able students who aspire to a PhD degree or MSc by thesis only. Others who do not wish to study for more than four years may take the BSc (Hons) degree simply to provide a stronger qualification that enhances their prospects of a career in Zoology. Many students, however, who wish to continue their studies choose instead the ordinary three year BSc followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management, Natural History Film-making or Environmental Science, or an MSc by papers and thesis.

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Zoology