Introduction

Zoology or animal science is the study of animals. Animals are fascinating creatures. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are so small that we need microscope to see them; some are so large that a mere look at them scares us (Blue whales). Animals live in different habitats and where ever they are they seem to be comfortable and perfectly at home. Animals interact with each other; they interact with other species and with their environment. Animals are champions at survival and have adapted to live & thrive in different habitats: some live in trees (arboreal), some live on land (terrestrial) and some live in water (aquatic).Whereas, some live in harsh conditions. For instance, living in Sahara, Kalahari and Thar deserts where summer temperature soar to highest level is unimaginable, but animals live there albeit with some changes in their life style. They forage early in the mornings, late in the evening or at night and take shelter in their burrows/dens when it is hot. On the other end of the spectrum in the Polar Regions where temperature drops to -70DegC Polar bears survive by hibernating in winter. Animals are very smart they have perfected their strategies to live a comfortable life and pass their genes to next generation. Human beings have had a long association with animals. This association is as old as human history. Humans have relied on animals for food, agriculture and means of transportation. It is still true in terms of food. Cattle, sheep, goat and poultry farming is huge industry all over the world. Moreover, sea food has become a multi-billion dollar enterprise in the world. Yet animals are being persecuted by humans all over the world & more so in Asia due to wrong myths and misconceptions. Bear paw soup, Tiger bone vine and snake blood are not aphrodisiac. There is no scientific evidence to support this myth. It is totally false, yet hundreds of snakes, bears and tigers are being killed in the world. Our courses cover all the aspects of Zoology. Students learn about animal ecology, behavior patterns, aquaculture, Parasitology, microbiology, genetics, entomology and wild life management. Student are imparted training to be good researchers, farm managers, microbiologists, academics, pest control specialists and wildlife conservationists.

Head of Department (HoD)

Dr. Muhammad Saeed Awan
Ph.D. (University of Adelaide, Australia)

+925824960073 +925824960074 drsaeedawan@upr.edu.pk

Programmes Offered

  • Credit Hours : 60
    Duration : 4-6 semesters
    Eligibility : MSc
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  • Credit Hours : 65
    Duration : 4-6 Semesters
    Eligibility : BSc,BSCS,B.Com,BBA,BA
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    2 Years Masters Degree Programs

  • Credit Hours : 130
    Duration : 8 semesters (4 years)
    Eligibility : Pre Engineering,Pre Medical,ICS,FA,I.Com
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