Bachelor of Science- Palaeontology

Flinders University

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

The Bachelor of Science (Palaeontology) aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the Australian fossil record and a broad-based foundation in the scientific principles underpinning palaeontology and allied disciplines. It also aims to develop a range of transferable research, analytical and communication skills. It is the first and only Palaeontogy named degree in Australasia and is taught at the purpose-built Flinders Palaeontolgoy Laboratory.


First year comprises an introductory topic in Biodiversity and Conservation which will expose the diverse opportunities available in the field. First year students also gain a foundation in biology and environmental science, and undertake elective topics. Second year involves fundamental biology topics and introduces students to vertebrate anatomy, animal diversity and geological processes. Third year focuses on deepening and applying scientific knowledge towards solving problems using Palaeontology. Students have the opportunity to undertake field studies.


  • Biodiversity, Earth Sciences, Biostatistics, Vertebrate Anatomy, Ecology, Human Impacts, Palaeontology, Geology, Field Studies.

Standard entry requirements

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

Study pathways

Honours is available.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $26,934 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Students can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

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