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 field trips, take your studies overseas, or try an internship.

Combine a Bachelor of Science with a selected Masters by coursework and enter the workforce with an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification. Most Vertical Double Degrees pathways can be completed in 4 years. View the pathway options here.

Key facts

  • #1 for Natural Sciences (QS 2024) in Australia
  • 3 years full-time
  • Semester 1 & 2 intake
  • #1 in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)


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Terence Johnson

"I have always found studying science fascinating and I also feel strongly about the need for change in our interactions with the environment. That's why I chose the ANU Bachelor of Science program: because there is plenty of opportunity to pursue environmental or sustainability studies."

Aly Weirman

Aly Weirman

"I completed a Bach of Science Honours year at ANU as a mature age student in the Research School of Earth Science. I was blown away by the range of incredible researchers and research equipment that I was able to access to complete my thesis. As part of Honours I completed a number of research skills courses which I continue to use in my work to this day, the presentation skills course taught me how to deliver an engaging presentation which has been extremely valuable in my work"


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 2023-24. 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.

Dr Vanessa Pirotta, wildlife scientist

"My time at ANU definitely helped shape my career path. My undergraduate degree provided me with the starting tools for my academic career. I was able to take classes in real laboratories and was taught by quirky lecturers who made science fun. The benefits of my time at ANU continue through today."

Field trips

Put scientific theory into practice through one of our many exciting fieldwork trips. Study the environment in Vietnam, natural disasters in Japan or the biology of the Great Barrier Reef.

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As an intern, you will get hands on work experience that will put you ahead of the competition when it’s time to graduate. And did we mention you’ll get credit towards your degree?

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Vertical double degree pathways available

Combine an undergraduate degree with a Masters by coursework and enter the workforce with an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification.

See combinations

Learning experience

DIY lab hacks: Go behind the scenes of our chemistry labs

Vance Lawrence, from the ANU Research School of Chemistry takes us on a tour through the chemistry labs at the Science Teaching Building. 

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Double degrees: mixing science 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.

Find out how you can combine science with art
Jack Simpson

Science degree is the bees' knees: how a beekeeper ended up a company director

When Jack Simpson combined his interests in journalism and beekeeping by starting a blog on his beekeeping experiments, a whole new career path opened up to him. Now, he’s a director of an energy economic company.

Read Jack's story

Fees & scholarships


Please visit the Programs and Courses website for information about fees.

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Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.

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360 Virtual tours

Ever wondered what the science buildings and facilities at the ANU look like from the inside? Take yourself on a 360 tour and find out.

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Key people

Professor Paul Francis

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

Professor Paul Francis

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

Dr Juliey Beckman

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

Dr Will Grant

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.

How to apply

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the domestic undergraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

Domestic undergraduate applications

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the international undergraduate applications page to prepare for your application to ANU.

International undergraduate applications

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