This degree is designed to give students the flexibility to focus on the areas of science that interest them most. Science is the investigation of the structure and behaviour of natural and physical processes, through systematic discovery and invention to improve our understanding of the universe. The University of the Sunshine Coast's Bachelor of Science program follows the global trend of offering majors and minors in traditional scientific fields, so that upon graduation students will exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge. In first year students will gain a strong foundation in cell biology, chemistry, biodiversity and ecology, science research methods and introductory mathematics. Afterwards they can decide where they want their science degree to take them, choose a major and a minor from a wide range of science areas. In the University of the Sunshine Coast's Bachelor of Science program students will also learn practical scientific skills in fully equipped laboratories and gain hands-on experience during field studies to prepare them for a career in emerging scientific fields. There are excellent opportunities to further studies and undertake rewarding research to make a real difference in the world.

Course Fee:

International: $81,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Knowledge of Year 12 English, Maths B or C; and at least one of the sciences, preferably Chemistry, is recommended


24 subjects including 1 core subject, at least 6 introductory Science subjects, a major (8 subjects), and a minor (4 subjects) plus 5 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; Food and biosecurity; Mathematics

Study Pathways:

Honours and Deans Scholars available.

Further information:

The University of the Sunshine Coast provides a tertiary option for people in the Sunshine Coast region, which encompasses the shires of Caboolture, Caloundra, Kilcoy, Maroochy and Noosa. The Regional Preference Scheme may apply if: you are currently undertaking full-time study; and you reside in or attend school/college in one of the above shires; and you apply to the University of the Sunshine Coast through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre. Dean's Scholars (Honours) Program is available to high achievers.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01595D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 6 years
USC Fraser Coast No info Yes Part time 6 years
USC Fraser Coast No info Yes Full time 3 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 3 years
USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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