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BS Zoology has been designed to meet the rapidly changing world. This subject has significant role in human resource development, food security, environmental conservation, sustainable development and ultimately in alleviation of poverty. The program is solidly grounded in the basic sciences (general biology, chemistry and math) needed to understand the latest research in the biology of animals. It also allows a wide range of choice in upper level animal biology courses permitting students to tailor their degrees to their particular interests within zoology. Students will just have to attend the university lab once in a year for a period of three weeks only, while rest of the time they can study online at their own houses.

Program Objectives

  • To meet the rapidly developing techniques and information regarding Zoology.
  • To trained the students in terms of latest laboratory techniques used in scientific research.
  • To enable students for designing experimental projects by keeping in mind the changes in their surrounding and critically analyze the results.
  • To equip students with ethical and moral values related to research in various branches of Zoology.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate with Pre-Medical (or equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.


  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (
  • Zero Semester is not applicable for BS Zoology Program.
  • The BS Zoology program is only available for applicants residing within Pakistan and is not available for overseas students. If any student wishes to move overseas after gaining admission, he/she will be required to withdraw for the program.
  • Limited seats on merit basis.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is not allowed.


It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study program & Progress

The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, quizzes, Graded discussion board (GDBs), course practical’s (where in applicable), mid-term and final term examinations as per VUP guidelines.

Course(S) Particles

Participation of student in practical classes of courses will be compulsory to qualify a respective course. Practical will be conducted at VU designated laboratories i.e. VKHI01: Karachi, VLHR03: Lahore, VMTN01: Multan, VRWP01: Rawalpindi and VFSD01: Faisalabad.

Award of Degree

To become eligible for the award of BS in Zoology degree, a student is required to complete at least 135 credit hours course work including practical and project with minimum CGPA of 2.00.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised from time to time to keep pace with the latest developments in the domain of psychology. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.