Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

The structure of the Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies follows that of the Bachelor of Science, but allows students to take units at an advanced level. Students can specify major areas of study and qualify with a B Science degree in a particular discipline. The material taught is demanding, the results rewarding and the teaching methods innovative. Students are encouraged to become involved in research projects in their major areas of interest. In first year, students enrol in four areas per semester, including some mathematics.


Students enrol in 4 1000-level units per semester including some mathematics. In Year 2 students usually select 3 intermediate units of study each semester, some at advanced level, which build on the units of study completed in first year. In Year 3 students usually study two subject areas per semester, at least half of which are at the advanced level.


  • Anatomy and histology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Financial mathematics and statistics
  • Environmental studies
  • Geography
  • Geology and geophysics
  • Immunobiology
  • Information systems
  • Marine science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Nanoscience and technology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant science
  • Statistics

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1. All students must take some units of study in mathematics during their undergraduate degree. Other assumed knowledge depends on the areas or programs studied. From 2019, this course will require a course prerequisite of Mathematics (Band 4 or higher). The assumed knowledge will still apply.


Most majors in B Science (Advanced) are recognised by the relevant professional association.

Study pathways

Students may apply to transfer into this course if they have completed appropriate first year units in the B Science. This degree provides excellent preparation for the University's graduate medical and dentistry programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Camperdown/Darlington International: $200,000
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Can be combined with other degrees. The top students in the Faculty of Science may participate in the Talented Student Program (TSP). The TSP is designed for students in the top 1% or 2% in the NSW HSC or equivalent or for students who have performed at an exceptionally high level in a Science subject or have competed in a Science or Mathematics Olympiad. The TSP caters solely to the individual needs of these students. Career opportunities: Refer to B Science.

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