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BS Zoology

BS Zoology

Bachelors in Science started in Kinnaird College in the mid-fifties of the last century. It was taught as a major subject along with Chemistry and Botany. However, with the advent of modern technology, the field of Zoology was enhanced and incorporated more diverse and interdisciplinary subjects of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Toxicology and ecological -conservation along with the conventional Invertebrate Diversity, Vertebrate Diversity, Evolution and Taxonomy. Furthermore, the program at Kinnaird seeks to equip the students with knowledge of Ornithology (study of Birds), Herpetology and Mammalogy. It also seeks to facilitate an understanding of animal biodiversity, Ecology, fisheries and teach students the Zoological techniques required in such fields as Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.

Graduates from the department are well prepared for higher studies in Zoology or related disciplines and have been accepted abroad in universities and research organizations. They seek jobs in schools and colleges, in diagnostic laboratories, in research centers or Zoological Gardens as Biodiversity Conservationists. They can even become self-employed in applied fields of poultry, Sericulture and Aquaculture.

The mission of the Zoology Department is to produce Graduates well versed in the diverse fields of zoology who can contribute towards the upkeep, betterment, health care and research in the field of biological sciences. The department endeavors to provide quality education to the students in order to enable them to meet the environmental challenges of our time by:

  • Offering the highest quality underGraduate (BS) curriculum
  • Employing the best faculty to impart applied knowledge and share their expertise in the field of environment
  • Providing opportunities and facilities to faculty and students for high quality research.
  • To impart to the students the contemporary advancements in life sciences.
  • To impart a global perspective and develop skills among students that benefit humanity.
  • To develop researchers and leaders in the field of life sciences and develop a mindset of critical analysis in students which enables them to give solutions and answers to the problems threatening the life forms on this planet.
  • To develop a research aptitude in students for scientific advancement in biological sciences.
  • To bring about an awareness regarding nature and biodiversity and help to solve different problems to establish sound and peaceful environment and life for community and society.

The Department of Zoology envisions establishing a center of excellence for the dissemination of knowledge pertaining to Zoology and its related fields by enlightening the students at the various levels of biological organization and molding them into becoming experts in the fields of Animal Morphology, Anatomy, Physiology, Ecology, Genetics and Biotechnology. The Department also visualizes in nourishing and nurturing the knowledge and skills in all aspects of Animal Sciences and in developing an attitude among the students towards applications for the welfare of animals, the conservation of fauna and in promoting Eco protection.

Admission Requirments


F.Sc Pre Medical with minimum 55% marks OR A-level in three main subjects (no subsidiary) with minimum Grade C with Equivalence Certificate OR Grade 12 with minimum Grade C with Equivalence Certificate.

Degree Requirments

To receive  BS Zoology degree, a student must complete a total of 137 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Road Map

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Principles of Animal Life 4
2 Core English – I 3
3 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
4 General Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 4
5 General Plant Diversity and its Application – I 4
Total 17
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Invertebrate Diversity 4
2 Core English – II 3
3 Core Pakistan Studies 2
4 General Introduction to Organic Chemistry 4
5 General Plant Diversity and its Application – II 4
Total 17
Semester 3
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Animals Forms & Functions 4
2 Core English – III 3
3 Core Mathematics 3
4 General Introduction to Physical Chemistry 4
5 General Plant Physiology & Ecology 4
Total 18
Semester 4
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Environmental Biology 3
2 Major Cell Biology 4
3 Major Mammalogy, Ornithology & Herpatology 4
4 Major Carbohydrate, Lipid & Vitamin 4
5 Core Introduction to Computers 3
Total 18
Semester 5
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Molecular Biology 4
2 Major Developmental Biology 4
3 Major Human Physiology 4
4 Major Proteins and Nucleic Acids 4
5 Major Vertebrate Diversity 2
Total 18
Semester 6
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Essentials of Genetics 4
2 Major Biodiversity and Wild Life Conservation 4
3 Major Microbiology 4
4 Major Research Methodology 3
5 Major Human and Animal Behavior 3
Total 18
Semester 7
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Toxicology 4
2 Major Zoogeography and Paleontology 4
3 Major Evolution & Taxonomy 3
4 Major Animal Biotechnology 4
5 Major Data Analysis & Report Writing 3
Total 18
Semester 8
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Bioinformatics 4
2 Major Internship 3
3 Major Research Report 6
Total 13
Category Credit Hours
Core 19
Major 94
General 27
Total 137

Active Citizenship Program

Active Citizenship program offered by Kinnaird College in collaboration with British Council and HEC is a social leadership training program that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is a mandatory requirement for the completion of underGraduate degree and based on two semesters. All students will study the theoretical portion through different activities starting in their 3rd semester. They will plan their social action projects in 4th semester and implement it in the field.