Degree 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.

What you'll learn

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.

Student experience

ANU Science's Virtual Tour

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

Student using silversmithing equipment

Double degrees: mixing chemistry and art creates extraordinary results

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Visual Art student Sasha takes her chemistry knowledge from the lab to the silversmithing workshop.

 Virtual tour

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

Meet some of your teachers

Professor Paul Francis

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

Paul is an ANU Distinguished Educator and a winner of the Australian Award for University Teaching, Award for Teaching Excellence. His research interests include interactive teaching methods, online education, Lyman-alpha blobs and quasars. He describes the goal of his teaching as: helping students realise what an absolutely amazing and wondrous universe they live in, and equipping them with the confidence and skills to make something of its limitless opportunities.

Dr Juliey Beckman

Dr Juliey Beckman, Biology first year coordinator

Juliey’s research focuses on the ecology of small mammal communities. She has also recently developed an interest in the urban ecology of birds. She teaches a range of biology subjects including physiology, ecology, systematics and evolution and says she tries to include some form of discovery for students—those “a-ha!” moments—in every class. 

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. Will is regularly heard discussing science on the radio and on a number of podcasts.


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.

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

Fees & Scholarships

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

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How to apply

Determine the best way to apply

There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

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 conditional 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

You can apply at any time throughout the year. Most applications submitted before the 15th day of each month will be considered for an offer on the 1st day of the following month.

You can change your degree preference between the 9th and 15th day of each month. You will have two months to accept your offer from ANU.

View the application dates on the ANU Admissions website.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!


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