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University courses: all you should know about zoology

Do you want to study zoology? This article gives you a detailed overview of this course and where you can work. Keep reading to find out what you need to study zoology.


What is zoology?

Zoology is the branch of biology that studies animals, including their structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution, as well as how they interact with their ecosystems.

How many years is zoology


Studying zoology in Nigeria takes four years if you get admitted through Jamb. However, if you are a direct-entry student, you may spend 3 years. This duration is almost similar to that of Ghana’s.

How much do zoologists make?

In Nigeria, zoology graduates can earn anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 naira per month.

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Where can zoologists work

  • Zoos and wildlife parks.
  • NGOs and charities that focus on wildlife.
  • Government agencies and environmental protection agencies.
  • Animal nutrition manufacturers.
  • Museums.
  • Universities and research institutions.

Is zoology a good career?

It’s a good career choice for those who want to learn more about biodiversity and are willing to take on new challenges.

Because there are fewer candidates applying for zoologist jobs, completion in this field is lower.


Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in zoology and work experience can expect a good salary.

Schools to study zoology

  • Ambrose Alli University Afe Babalola University
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Southwestern University
  • Usumanu Danfodiyo University Osun State UNiversity
  • University of Cape Coast
  • Ekiti State University Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Ghana
  • University of Education, Winneba

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