Organismal Biology, B.Sc. | University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg | Johannesburg, South Africa
36 months
45430 ZAR/year
45430 ZAR/year
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Study how evolution, heredity, and development shape animal and plant life. The Organismal Biology course is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


Key facts

Animal and plant life is shaped by central processes of evolution, heredity, and development. In the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, we focus largely on whole organisms. But we also cover topics ranging from basic animal or plant biology, including physiology, to animal and plant interactions with the biotic and abiotic characteristics of their environments.

The syllabus provides broad competence for careers involving the biology of animals and plants in relation to their environment, including human or veterinary medicine.

This Organismal Biology offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburgmajor aligns well with Physiology or Anatomy offered through the Faculty of Health Sciences and is an excellent first degree for continuing in the medical profession.

Career Opportunities

  • Biodiversity Planner
  • Biology Education
  • Education Officer
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • Scientific Journalism
  • Veterinary Research Institute

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Animal Form and Function 
  • Animal Behaviour 
  • Evolution 
  • Reproductive Biology 
  • Whole Plant Physiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


432 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • APS 40+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Mathematics Level 5
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45430 ZAR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45430 ZAR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    45430 ZAR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45430 ZAR per year during 36 months.

international students pay double tuition

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

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