Bachelor of Science

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

Our flagship three-year degree has 24 majors and plenty of room to try out different areas of science. This Bachelor of Science allows students to study a wide range of science subjects as well as many other areas of interest. This degree is ideal if students love science, but aren't sure what field to specialise in. However, if students already know what they want to specialise in, the Bachelor of Science program can also be tailored right from the start.


Students are encouraged to choose a broad range of courses in first year, to expand their general understanding of science and enable them to choose from a wide selection of major options in second and third year. This gives students time to become more familiar with the different areas of science and to discuss possible majors with staff and other students along the way. However, if students already know what they want to specialise in, the Bachelor of Science program can also be tailored for them right from the start.


  • Anatomy
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Vision Science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics and Chemistry plus one or more of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, HSC Mathematics Ext. 1 (depending on chosen area of study).

Study pathways

Honours: Students who perform well may have the opportunity to study for an honours degree by taking an extra year to apply their knowledge to a research project, supervised by a UNSW researcher.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Dual Degrees: This degree is designed to be flexible enough to combine with a second degree from the Faculties of Arts, Engineering, Law and the UNSW Business School in a dual degree. Degree Transfer: Based on academic merit, students may also change their degree by utilising the Internal Program Transfer (IPT). Students can change between Science degrees or switch to another degree at UNSW, including advanced level and professional degrees.

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