The Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences is a new department in the College of Natural Sciences formally called the Department of Zoology in the former Faculty of Science. The department offers a broad range of courses in animal sciences, as well as utilisation of animal resources for the benefit and welfare of mankind.
The courses offered by the department fall within the fields of genetics, animal, plant physiology, insect and fish, Entomology, Parasitology and Natural resources conservation. Graduates of the department become skilled at playing important roles in the study and improvement of animal production, public health and food safety, conservation of biodiversity including genetic and wildlife resources, fisheries and aquaculture.
The museum and aquarium are one of the several facilities that aid training in the animal sciences. The Department also conducts specialized training in very practical fields such as Aquaculture (fish farming), Apiculture (beekeeping), Water Quality Assessments, GIS and Bioinformatics and also offers consulting services in biodiversity and environmental impact assessments, among others. In Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, the Department gives specialized training in fisheries science in Uganda, in particular and in East Africa in general. Otherwise before 2001 this specialized training was only offered at Diploma level at the Training Institute at Entebbe. Other supportive disciplines are studied in the department: GIS and bioinformatics training, data collection and analysis, computer literacy and communication skills.