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.
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:
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.
Degree Requirements for BS Zoology 4 years program
To receive BS Zoology degree, a student must complete a total of 137 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.
|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|
|2||Core||English – II||3|
|4||General||Introduction to Organic Chemistry||4|
|5||General||Plant Diversity and its Application – II||4|
|1||Major||Animals Forms & Functions||4|
|2||Core||English – III||3|
|4||General||Introduction to Physical Chemistry||4|
|5||General||Plant Physiology & Ecology||4|
|3||Major||Mammalogy, Ornithology & Herpatology||4|
|4||Major||Carbohydrate, Lipid & Vitamin||4|
|5||Core||Introduction to Computers||3|
|4||Major||Proteins and Nucleic Acids||4|
|1||Major||Essentials of Genetics||4|
|2||Major||Biodiversity and Wild Life Conservation||4|
|5||Major||Human and Animal Behavior||3|
|2||Major||Zoogeography and Paleontology||4|
|3||Major||Evolution & Taxonomy||3|
|5||Major||Data Analysis & Report Writing||3|
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