The Department of Zoology was established in Yangon University in 1965. It started as the Department of Biology in 1960 and then was divided into two departments as the Department of Zoology and the Department of Botany. Dr Mrs. J. A. Lynsdale was the first Professor in the Department of Zoology. Over the past fifty years the Department has grown and is dedicated to providing students with excellent learning opportunities to encourage their interest in Zoology.

Degree Programmes

  • The Department of Zoology at the University of Yangon offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Lecture and Practical in B.Sc course

– B.Sc (Zoology) – B.Sc

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Fishery Science

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Environmental Study

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Asian Vertebrates International Symposium (AVIS)

AVIS was organized by Department

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Research

  1. Molecular phylogenetic studies of mammals in Myanmar (2012-to date)
  2. Soil transmitted helminths infection in school children in Phyu Township (2016-2017)
  3. The conservation of the biodiversity in the paddy ecosystem (2016-2018)
  4. Collaboration study of Nga Myinn (Silonia silondia) (2016-2021)
  5. Incentive to conserve Hilsa fish in Myanmar ( 2017-2018)

International links

Curriculum, teaching and training collaborations

  1. Hokkaido University
  2. Kyoto University
  3. Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT)
  4. WorldFish Myanmar (MyFish)
  5. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  6. FFI
  7. Norwegian Environmental Agency (NEA)
  8. ARIZONA University (USAID)

Research collaborations

  1. Hokkaido University
  2. Kyoto University (JSPS)
  3. Kyoto Gakuen University
  4. Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT)
  5. Australia National University
  6. Kantho University
  7. JICA
  8. USAID
  9. ARIZONA University

 

1. Fisheries and Aquaculture
2. Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation
3. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
4. Microbiology and Parasitology
5. Entomology and Invertebrate Biology
6. Vertebrate Biology

Curriculum

CURRICULUM FOR B.Sc DEGREE
Semester I

First Year (SI)

Foundation Courses
မ-1001 (3) (2-2) Myanmarsar
Eng – 1001 (3) (2-2) English

Core Courses
FA – 1101 (4) (3-2) Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture

Elective 1 *
BC – 1001 (3) (2-2) Biochemistry I
FA – 1102 (3) (2-2) Systematic of Fishes I
Zool – 1101 (3) (2-2) Animal Kingdom and Organization of Life Forms

Elective 2 *
Maths – 1001 (3) (2-2) Mathematics I (For fisheries student)
FA – 1103 (3) (2-2) Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology
Zool- 1102 (3) (2-2) Animal Ecology
* Student can choose any 2 elective courses offered by the Department of Mathematics, Department of Chemistry and Department of Zoology to fulfill a total of 19 credits.
* For elective, student must take both courses in a sequence.

BSc First Year SI

Semester II

First Year (SII)

Foundation Courses
မ-1002 (3) (2-2) Myanmarsar
Eng – 1002 (3) (2-2) English

Core Courses
FA – 1104 (4) (3-2) Fishery Biology

Elective 1 *
BC – 1002 (3) (2-2) Biochemistry II
FA – 1105 (3) (2-2) Systematic of Fishes II
Zool- 1103 (3) (2-2) Chemical of Life and Life Processes

Elective 2 *
Maths – 1002 (3) (2-2) Mathematics II (For fisheries student)
FA – 1106 (3) (2-2) Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Zool- 1104 (3) (2-2) Biodiversity
* Student can choose any 2 elective courses offered by the Department of Mathematics, Department of Chemistry and Department of Zoology to fulfill a total of 19 credits.
* For elective, student must take both courses in a sequence.

BSc First Year SII

Second Year (SI)

BSc Second Year SI


Second Year (SII)


BSc Second Year SII

Third Year (SI)


BSc Third Year SI

Third Year (SII)


BSc Third Year SII

Fourth Year (SI)

BSC Fourth Year SI

Fourth Year (SII)


BSc Fourth Year SII

First Year Honours SI

First Year Honours SII

Second Year Honours SI


Second Year Honours SII

Third Year Honours SI

Third Year Honours SII

Master (First Year) SI

Master (First Year) SII