Bachelor of Science - Animal Behaviour

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) aims to provide students with a broad-based foundation in animal behaviour and examine animal behaviour in captive and wild animals, and will promote an understanding of the role of animal behaviour for assessing animal welfare, survival, and evolution. The degree aims to appreciate the societal and ethical contexts of conservation biology, animal behaviour, and animal welfare issues.


  • In first year students obtain the required foundations in biology and chemistry and an introduction to animal behaviour. Students who do not have a background in chemistry are able to choose introductory chemistry topics, making this specialisation available to those with no scientific background. In second and third year students pursue more detailed knowledge in animal behaviour. Examples of areas of study include animal diversity
  • foundations of animal behaviour
  • genetics, evolution and biodiversity
  • disease and immunology
  • integrative physiology of animals and plants
  • and conservation biology and restoration ecology. Students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge in a project setting by developing a public conservation plan or environmental impact study. Other opportunities exist for students to conduct a research project in animal behaviour. Both these opportunities give students an understanding of the task involved with a career in this field.


  • Animal Behaviour, Animal Diversity, Genetics, Evolution, Disease and Immunology, Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study pathways

Honours is also available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $110,100
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3

Fee comments

Campuses: Bedford Park.

Annual Commonwealth Supported fee, $8,302.

Further information

The Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) may also be studied in a combined degree program with: another Bachelor degree in the College of Science and Engineering where the combination meets the requirements of the credit transfer policy Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)

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