Zoology is a branch of biology that deals with the study of mainly animals and animal like organisms. It embraces a wide range of topics but present emphasis is on aspects that are directly relevant to the economic development of Uganda. They include all invertebrate and vertebrate groups, Wildlife, Ecology, Fisheries and Aquatic Science, Entomology and Parasitology. Various other supportive disciplines are studied in the department.
The programme addresses capture fisheries which depends on wild fish stocks and aquaculture which is the production of aquatic organisms under controlled conditions.The overall objective of the programme is to produce well trained and skilled persons understanding the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems. Graduates of this programme should be able to sustainably utilise aquatic resources for the present and future generations.