Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Science is a flexible, three-year course that provides students with a broad-based Science education that can be customised to maximise future career opportunities. With a wide range of Science courses on offer, the course provides well-developed knowledge and specialised disciplinary skills in Archaeology, Biology, Environmental Science, Geography and Human Biology. A strong emphasis on research in both the laboratory and the field, ensures students will acquire the fundamental skills of scientific investigation such as data collection and analysis, critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication. The capstone internship course and final year research project foster confidence, independence and self-directed learning. The flexibility of the Bachelor of Science provides a unique learning experience because it allows students to complete a double major in Science or access a major from another degree, resulting in an interdisciplinary program.The Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a unique trans-disciplinary social science based on a foundation of critical psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology. Integrating specialised knowledge developed in these social science disciplines, and with a strong focus on critical psychology, means that the degree provides the nexus between understandings and practices of traditional psychology and social work. Students develop an understanding of their place and role in society as well as respect for social and cultural diversity. Embedded within the degree is a specific emphasis on the assumptions and practices that promote substantive reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students are encouraged to incorporate political, economic, cultural and other social influences that promote or obstruct human behaviour. They learn to analyse the individual, group, and societal levels to examine how people respond to the various situations they experience; this includes the influences that institutions and systems have on people. Graduates work with those who may be experiencing marginalisation to develop and support social justice based on empowerment and liberation. They critically evaluate information and apply professional reflexive practice to any career that requires analysis and interpretation of human behaviour to promote wellbeing.
- 3 core curriculum courses
- 7 compulsory science courses
- 7 science stream courses
- 12 behavioural science courses
- 3 elective courses
- Behavioural Science
- Environmental Management
- Human and medical science
Standard entry requirements
- Refer to Notre Dame general admission criteria
Applicants may consider a Notre Dame Australia enabling program as an entry pathway.
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Australian Citizens may be eligible to defer costs on a FEE-HELP loan scheme.