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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 Conservationists
  • Environmentalists
  • Ecologists
  • Entomologists
  • Pathologists
  • Parasitologists
  • Geneticists
  • Food Technologists

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 (most staff members have doctorates and NRF ratings).

Our particular research strengths are in the fields of Aquatic Toxicology and Physiology, Freshwater Ecology, Cave Ecology, Parasitology, Taxonomy, Respiratory Physiology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Population Genetics, and Genomics.

Contact Details

Department of Zoology
University of Johannesburg
PO Box 524
Auckland Park
South Africa

D3 LAB 229, APK
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2441
Fax: +27 (0)11 559 2286