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

Key facts

  • #1 for Natural Sciences (QS 2022) in Australia

  • 3 years full-time

  • Semester 1 & 2 intake

  • #1 in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)

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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Internships

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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World class facilities

Our new $240-million science precinct on the ANU campus has state-of-the-art biological and chemical research laboratories, as well as a teaching hub.

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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.

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.

Learning experience

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Fees

Bachelor of Science

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

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Scholarships

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.

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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