Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Science degree provides an extensive range of options for students who want to discover where science can take them - and where they can take science. There is great flexibility in the program, allowing students to follow their interests without being confined by traditional discipline boundaries. The degree is designed to provide the strongest possible foundation for a science-based career. Graduates are equipped not just to find their first job in their chosen field, but to explore new options in later years as science - and their own interests - change and develop. Students do not need a science background to enrol in this degree. There are no prerequisites and introductory studies are offered where necessary.
- In first year students study a range of general and introductory topics to gain an important grounding in science. If students know what major they wish to pursue, they can select the relevant first year topics that will lead to this area
- however, if they have not yet decided they can select from a range of topics that will allow them to sample a number of science areas and select a major later. In second and third years, students are able to focus in one area of science, and can choose traditional disciplines and new areas of science. Students choose to complete a major sequence and science electives as well as being able to undertake non science elective topics.
- Animal Biology
- Aquatic Biology
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Cognitive Science
- Computer Science
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Environmental Geology
- Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources
- Environmental Management
- Oceans and Climate Sciences
- Plant Biology
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent qualification
- Or mature age entry (STAT)
- Or TAFE/VET qualifications
- Or higher education transfers
- Or completion of a foundation studies program
Admission to a 1 year (36 unit) Bachelor of Science honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the school/department being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study. Refer to Bachelor of Science (Honours).
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The Bachelor of Science may also be studied in a combined degrees program with: Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)