BSc Zoology Syllabus 2024: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year [PDF]

Zoology Syllabus for BSc (As per UGC)

No matter whether you’re in the first or last semester of your degree program, the course syllabus is what you will certainly need if you want to study in a proper way & score well in the examination.

In this post, we will share a detailed syllabus of Zoology for BSc 1st, 2nd & 3rd-year students as proposed by the UGC (University Grants Commission).

Along with that, we will also share a link to the syllabus of some of the top universities.

After reading this post, you will get to know about:

  • The complete syllabus of BSc Zoology as per UGC,
  • Syllabus of some of the top universities,
  • List of practicals.

Make sure to use the below table of content for better navigation!

BSc Zoology Syllabus: For 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year 

The complete course of BSc in Zoology consists of 3 years. Each year is divided into two semesters – thus 6 semesters in total. The syllabus of each of the 6 semesters is as shown below:

BSc 1st Year Zoology Syllabus

The syllabus of 1st year includes four core courses namely Non-Chordates I, Ecology, Non-Chordates II & Cell-Biology.

Semester ISemester II
1. Non-chordates I: Protista to Pseudocoelomates Non-chordates II: Coelomates
2.Principles of EcologyCell Biology 

BSc 2nd Year Zoology Syllabus

In the 2nd year, the number of books increased by 1 in each semester. Diversity of Chordates, Physiology: Controlling and Coordinating Systems & Fundamentals of Biochemistry are the books that you will have to study in Semester III.

On the other hand, books in Semester IV comprise Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates, Physiology: Life-Sustaining Systems & Biochemistry of Metabolic Processes.

Semester IIISemester IV
1. Diversity of Chordates Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
2.Physiology: Controlling and Coordinating SystemsPhysiology: Life-Sustaining Systems
3.Fundamentals of BiochemistryBiochemistry of Metabolic Processes

BSc 3rd Year Zoology Syllabus 

In the final year of BSc, you will have to study Molecular Biology & Principles of Genetics in the second last semester. The final semester includes Developmental & Evolutionary Biology.

Semester VSemester VI
1. Molecular Biology Developmental Biology
2.Principles of GeneticsEvolutionary Biology 

BSc Zoology Syllabus in PDF Format

The syllabus of both BSc Zoology Hons, as well as BSc with Zoology, can be downloaded using the below links in pdf format. 

Please note that the syllabus provided here is taken from the UGC & it may or may not be exactly the same as the syllabus of your university. 

However, we have also provided the syllabus for some of the top universities in the next section – from where you can download the syllabus for your university. 

In case, the syllabus for your university is not available here, then you can leave a comment with your university name & the subject you want the syllabus for – & we will try our best to provide it to you as soon as possible.

Download Links for BSc Zoology Syllabus (PDF Format):

BSc. Hons (Zoology)Download
B.Sc with ZoologyDownload


BSc Zoology Syllabus – University Wise

Till now, we have discussed the UGC syllabus of BSc Zoology & also shared the download link of the syllabus for Hons & plane courses.

Let us also look at the syllabus of some of the top universities. If your university is not in the below list, then kindly leave a comment below this post & we will provide it to you as soon as possible.

University NameBSc Zoology Syllabus
Delhi University, DUDownload
Telangana UniversityDownload
University of PuneDownload
Mumbai UniversityDownload
Banaras Hindu UniversityDownload
RohailKhand UniversityDownload
Punjab UniversityDownload
Kumaun UniversityDownload

Need syllabus for other universities? Leave a comment below this post!

List of Practicals for BSc Zoology

Below is the list of subject-wise practicals for BSc Zoology:

01. Non-chordates I

Non Chordates Practicals List: BSc Zoology Syllabus

02. Principles of Ecology

Ecology Practicals List

03. Non-chordates II

Non Chordates II Practicals List: BSc Zoology Syllabus

04. Cell Biology

Cell Biology Practicals List

05. Diversity of Chordates

Diversity of Chordata Practicals List: BSc Zoology Syllabus

06. Animal Physiology

Animal Physiology Practicals List

07. Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Fundamentals of Biochemistry Practicals List

08. Life Sustaining Systems

Life Sustaining Systems Practicals List: BSc Zoology Syllabus

09. Biochemistry of Metabolic Processes 

Biochemistry of Metabolic Process Practicals List

10. Principle of Genetics

Genetics Practicals List: BSc Zoology Syllabus

Final Words

In this post, we have shared the complete syllabus of Zoology for all six semesters in pdf format. Additionally, we have shared a cour-wise list of practicals for all the 3 years.

Still, if you have any queries, then you can ask them in the comments sections – & we will try to help you as soon as possible.

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