Zoology is a branch of biology that deals with the scientific study of the planet’s enormous diversity of animals. It encompasses study of those things that make an animal (molecular biology, physiology, morphology and biochemistry) through to how to identify animals, how they function, how they have evolved, and how they interact with others and their environment (evolution, behaviour and ecology). 

Zoological knowledge and skills are central to a wide range of animal-related disciplines, problems and solutions. You can choose to enrol in one of our three suggested study streams: general zoology, entomology or wildlife biology.

Extensive practical components, independent research projects and, if you wish, field trips to Fraser Island (the world’s largest sand island), Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef and Idalia National Park in outback Queensland will feature in your studies.

Watch our video

Our "Meet Gurion" video shows a taste of what to expect when you study zoology with an entomology focus.

PhD candidate Gurion Ang shares his insights into entomology at UQ (YouTube, 1m:44s).