Bachelor of Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives students the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease. This is one of La Trobe's most flexible degrees with up to 14 majors to choose from including biochemistry, biomedical science, botany, chemistry, environmental geoscience, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical chemistry, physics, statistics, and zoology. You'll study a range of subjects to build a foundation in science and related disciplines. Then you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business. Throughout this course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. You'll also have opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics. Through La Trobe University's partnerships with education providers all over the world. You'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices. You'll enrol at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to either the Melbourne or Bendigo Campus after successfully completing first year.


Students must complete 360 credit points, which normally consists of 120 credit points each year. Up to 120 credit points may be taken outside the faculty, and students must establish at least one science major.


  • Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Biology, Ecology, Electronics, Environmental Geoscience, Genetics, Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Science, Statistics, Zoology.

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL
  • And a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


The Chemistry major in the Bachelor of Science is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Depending on subject choice, students may be eligible to graduate with a Statistics major accredited by the Statistical Association of Australia Inc. (SSAI). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $111,000
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time years
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Online/Off-campus
Melbourne International: $111,000
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time years
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Online/Off-campus

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