Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

Discover the endless opportunities a career in science offers you. This degree is designed to give you the flexibility to focus on the areas of science that interest you most, while preparing you for the variety of work opportunities that will be your career. 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. USC's Bachelor of Science follows the global trend of offering majors and minors in both traditional and emerging scientific fields, so you graduate with depth and breadth of scientific knowledge. In your first year, you’ll gain a strong foundation in cell biology, chemistry, biodiversity and ecology and science research methods. There are additional introductory courses in mathematics for those interested in this specialisation. Then, you can decide where you want your science degree to take you, choosing a major and a minor from a wide range of science areas.


  • 24 subjects: 8 core subjects
  • 1 major (8 subjects)
  • and 1 minor (4 subjects).


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

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent. Year 12 English
  • Maths Methods or Specialist Maths
  • And at least one science subject (preferably Chemistry) are recommended.

Study pathways

Honours and Deans Scholars available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
USC Moreton Bay International: $84,000
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
USC Sunshine Coast International: $84,000
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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.

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