Overview

Craft a science degree that is uniquely yours with a Bachelor of Science from Australia’s best university.

Explore the possibilities of science from astronomy to zoology and everything in between with our most flexible science degree. Tailor a program to your unique interests while giving you the broad critical-thinking and problem-solving skills needed for the workforce.

You’ll have the opportunity to experiment in our state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. You’ll have the flexibility to go on fieldtrips, take your studies overseas, or try an internship.

Program details

Do you have boundless interests you cannot pin down? Are you curious about parasites and planets and everything in between?

With the ANU Bachelor of Science, you have the flexibility to explore all your interests, tailoring a program for the direction you choose to take science. This program structures learning in majors, minor and specialisations so you can explore the endless possibilities of astronomy and astrophysics, biological anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate science, computer science, earth science, environmental policy, evolution and ecology, genetics, geography, immunology, marine science, mathematics and statistics, natural resource management and sustainability, physics, plant science, psychology and neuroscience, and science communication (just to name a few).

Whatever you choose to study, you will gain transferrable skills in critical thinking, analysis, investigation and evidenced-based decision-making.

You will have the option of applying for an Honours year towards the end of your third year of study.

Learning experience

Brody Hannan

I spent my winter studying at Oxford

Brody Hannan exchanged the mid-century architecture of the Chifley Library for the centuries-old cloisters of Oxford to take an International Alliance of Research Universities Global Summer Program.

ANU Sciences Virtual Tour

Navigate ANU science places, classrooms, laboratories and more through our interactive virtual tour.

Meet your teachers

Professor Paul Francis

Professor Paul Francis, Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics first year coordinator

Paul is an ANU Distinguished Educator. He was the winner of the Australian Award for University Teaching, Award for Teaching Excellence (2016). His research interest include interactive teaching methods, online education, Lyman-alpha blobs and quasars. He also teaches a series of massive open online courses.

Dr Juliey Beckman

Dr Juliey Beckman, Biology first year coordinator

Juliey's areas of expertise include Population ecology, Population, Ecological and evolutionary genetics, Life histories, Biogeography and phylogeography, and Biological adaptation.

Dr Will Grant

Dr Will Grant, Science Communication first year coordinator

Will's research and writing has focused on the intersection of society, politics and science, looking at how the relationships between these are changing with new technologies. This has included conducting science to society dialogues on climate change futures, and the production of a documentary film on climate change communication.

Careers

Our graduates are ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability.

With a Bachelor of Science, you can ensure you’ll have a future-proof career. You could become a neurologist, medical advisor, marine or conservation biologist, forensic scientist, or maybe even pursue a career that hasn’t been invented yet.

You might also like to undertake further studies at the Honours, Masters or Doctoral level.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Meet the co-curricular or service requirement

In addition to meeting academic requirements, we have introduced a compulsory co-curricular or service requirement.

Make sure you have met the co-curricular or service requirement and provide the appropriate documentation.

Gather supporting documents

When you apply to ANU, it's important to attach any requested supporting documentation, otherwise your application could be delayed.

Submit your application

Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about.There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Receiving a conditional offer

If your application is successful you will receive an early conditional offer.  A conditional offer will be converted to a full offer when you meet the academic requirements for your program and any other conditions included in your conditional offer.

Accept your confirmed final offer

Upon meeting the conditions of your condiional offer, you will receive a final offer.  Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Undergraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

 Virtual tour

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