Department of Zoology

The Department of Zoology offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the following areas.

  • Entomology
  • Hydrobiology and Fisheries
  • Parasitology

The Department also offers Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Zoology (PGDAZ).


  1. M.Sc. Degree
    To graduate and qualify for the Masters of Science Degree (M.SC), a student will be required to pass a minimum of 30 units including all core courses and where applicable two Elective Courses and the required course in Biostatistics present at least one Seminar.
  2. Ph.D. Degree
    The Ph.D. programme shall normally be solely by research resulting  in a thesis
  • Present an approved research proposal
  • Conduct a significant research satisfactorily
  • Organize at least one Seminar to present an acceptable Thesis to the Department.
  • Pass the final oral examination.


Over the years, a large number of first degree holders on other Biological Sciences discipline, namely; Microbiology, Botany, Biollogy, Agriculture and those with their class in Zoology have been trying to enroll for graduate degrees in Zoology. But they have always been refused because of their poor undergraduate preparation and/or performance for the course at the graduate level. Also there is an ever-increasing desire of HND/HNC graduates in related Biological Sciences discipline to further their career in Applied Zoology. To satisfy the yearnings of these teaming category of prospective students, the Department of Zoology has decided to mount a Postgraduate Diploma. Programme in Applied Zoology with specialization in the following areas:

  • Hydrobiology and Fisheries
  • Parasitology
  • Entomology

This is to provide the much needed professional training and preparation for advanced degrees.


The programmes are offered mainly to:

  1. Provide opportunities for first degree holders in Microbiology, Botany, Agriculture, Physiology and those with a third class degree in Zoology to enhance their careers in Applied Zoology.
  2. Meet the event increasing desire of graduate with good HND/HNC in related Biological Sciences and with at least two years of post NYSC working experience, to further their education.
  3. Provide students who successfully complete the programme and whose results satisfy the standard required, the opportunity for admission to the Degree programme in Zoology.