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. These include Cell biology and genetics, evolutionary biology, endocrinology and reproductive physiology, immunology and microbiology, animal behaviour, environmental science, data collection and analysis.