CHEMISTRY AND ZOOLOGY

Purpose of the programme
Chemistry involves the study of all things chemical – chemical processes, chemical compositions and chemical manipulation – in order to better understand the way in which materials are structured, how they change and how they react in certain situations.

Studying zoology provides students with specialist knowledge in areas like ethology (the science of animal behaviour), animal biology, conservation and ecology.
Students can develop practical experience of modern laboratory and field research techniques in both chemistry and zoology.

 Employment opportunities citing typical employers 

  • Plastic and polymers industries
  • Agrochemical industries
  • Petrochemicals and pharmaceutical industries
  • Schools or wildlife parks and environmental protection agencies
  • Government agencies and research institutions
  • Medical research establishments and the National Health Service
  • universities and research institutes science centres, libraries and museums
  • Aquaculture and animal nutrition companies.

Job titles

  • forensic scientist
  • Pathologist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Patent attorney
  • Ecologist
  • Lecturer
  • Marine scientist
  • Environmental consultant

Entrepreneurial opportunities citing sector, industry and typical businesses
Can develop your own company eg.  Synthesizing detergents

Vertical articulation for further / higher degree studies where applicable
BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD

Horizontal articulation with other qualifications where applicable

 

Contact details for inquiries
Programme coordinator:

Head of Department:

Prof TE Motaung, PhD (Chemistry)
Email: motaungt@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 0359026786

Prof: Jerling H.L, PhD (Zoology)
Email: JerlingH@unizulu.ac.za
Tel: 0359026740

FACULTY FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORS CHEMISTRY ZOOLOGY
ABBREVIATION BSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODE SBSC19
EXIT NQF LEVEL 7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 60% (LEVEL 5) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSION NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 NSC POINTS
MINIMUM DURATION OF STUDIES 3 YEARS
PRESENTATION MODE OF SUBJECTS: DAY CLASSES
INTAKE FOR THE QUALIFICATION: JANUARY
REGISTRATION CYCLE FOR THE SUBJECTS: JANUARY
READMISSION: SUBJECT TO PRIOR PERFORMANCE AND CURRENT APPLICABILITY OF PASSED MODULES
TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 360

 

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS NQF LEVEL PREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S) CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 111 SCHM111 E M 15 5
CALCULUS I SMTH111 F C 15 5
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO) SPHY121 C C 15 5
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY I SZOL111 A M 15 5
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 112 SCHM112 E M 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111)
CALCULUS II SMTH112 F C 15 6 SMTH111 (SLMH111)
ELECTROMAGNETISM, NUCLEAR & MODERN PHYSICS(BIO) SPHY122 C C 15 6
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY II SZOL112 A M 15 6 SZOL111 (SLZL111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
 

ANALYTICAL & INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

 

SCHM211 G

 

M

 

15

 

6

SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY SZOL211 C M 15 6 SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
PLANT CYTOLOGY, GENETICS & PHYSIOLOGY SBOT111 E C 15 5
EITHER PROKARYOTES CLASSIFICATION & MICROBIAL TECHNIQUES SMCB211 D E 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112)
OR BIOMOLECULES & ENZYMOLOGY SBCH211 H E 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
 

ORGANIC & PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2

 

SCHM212 G

 

M

 

15

 

6

SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMTH111 (SLMH111)
ANIMAL DIVERSITY SZOL212 C M 15 6 SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
PLANT MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY & MYCOLOGY SBOT112 E C 15 6 SBOT111 (SLBT111)
EITHER MICROBIAL GROWTH & MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY SMCB212 D E 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112) SMCB211
OR METABOLISM SBCH212 H E 15 6 SCHM111 (SLCH111) SCHM112 (SLCH112)
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM311 B M 15 7 SCHM212 SMTH112 (SLMH112)
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM321 D M 15 7 SCHM212 SMTH112 (SLMH112)
ANIMAL ECOLOGY I SZOL311 F M 15 7 SZOL212
ECOPHYSIOLOGY & ECOTOXICOLOGY SZOL321 H M 15 7 SZOL211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM312 B M 15 7 SCHM211 SMTH112 (SLHM112)
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 3 SCHM322 D M 15 7 SCHM211
SMTH112 (SLHM112)
ANIMAL ECOLOGY II SZOL312 F M 15 7 SZOL212
RESEARCH DESIGN & APPLICATION SZOL322 H M 15 7 SZOL211