Bachelor of Science

Explore the possibilities of science from astronomy to zoology and everything in between with a Bachelor of Science from Australia’s best university1. It’s our most flexible science degree, and can be tailored to your unique interests while giving you the broad critical-thinking and problem-solving skills needed for the workforce.

You can combine areas of study such as biology and physics, or mathematics and chemistry, or even extend your interests outside science to areas such as languages or management. You will quickly build important relationships with your lecturers—often world-leading experts in their field— and get more out of your classes thanks to our student to academic ratio of 10:1.

You will conduct your experiments in our new state-of-the-art laboratories and science teaching facilities, and you will never be too far away from advice at the various science drop-in centres where you can sit in on extra tutorials, spend time one-on-one getting help from a later-year student or consult your lecturers.

In your time at ANU you will create networks that will stay with you for life. Through study, shared experiences and the pursuit of knowledge, you will develop strong relationships with Australian and international researchers, your mentors and with fellow students. These relationships can give you the edge in your future career.

You can extend your studies—and your future career options—even further by combining your Bachelor of Science with another degree to create a Flexible Double Degree program tailored to your interests.

If you’d like to further your experience a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) is also available and can lead to a PhD.

Pathways to secondary teaching

By combining the Bachelor of Science degree from ANU with a Master of Secondary Teaching from UC, you will graduate with both an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in only 5 years.

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Career opportunities

Our graduates are ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability2, and PricewaterhouseCoopers research indicates that 75 percent of the fastest growing occupations will require skills in science, technology, engineering and maths as businesses compete in a global economy driven by data, digital technologies and innovation.

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, teacher, journalist, nuclear physicist, meteorologist, economic or policy advisor, or maybe even pursue a career that hasn’t been invented yet.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018
2 - The Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2016