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Y18 Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)

The Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) is designed for students with a strong interest in the living world. The course covers such areas as cellular and molecular biology, genetics and evolution, zoology, botany, animal and plant physiology and ecology. The course prepares graduates for professional employment in research, industry, teaching, government agencies and science-based businesses.


Standard University admission requirements apply.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The course is a 24 unit degree with a 360 credit point value.

Semester 1
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences * 15
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI1120 Natural Sciences Practicum 1 0 
Semester 2
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1184 Australia's Physical Environment 15
SCI1185 Ecology 15
SCI1125 Professional Science Essentials 15
* Students who have TEE Chemistry may choose to take SCC1111 General Chemistry instead.

Semester 1
SCB2222 Cellular and Molecular Biology 15
SCB2322 Genetics and Evolution 15
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
Plus one elective unit
Semester 2
SCB2423 Plant Diversity 15
SCB2424 Animal Diversity 15
Plus two elective units
Semester 1
SCB3322 Applications in Molecular Biology 15
SCB3523 Plant Physiology and Adaptation 15
SCI3214 Natural Sciences Practicum 2 0 
Plus two elective units
Semester 2
SCB3201 Studies in Ecology 15
SCB3524 Comparative and Environmental Physiology 15
Plus two elective units
SCC1111 General Chemistry 15
SCC1201 Chemistry: Structure and Reactions 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
SCI1130 Introduction to the Art and Science of Brewing 15
MAN1100 Management I ** 15
SCI2101 Australian Plants 15
SCI2102 Australian Animals 15
ACS2122 Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment ** 15
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15
SCM2110 Marine and Freshwater Processes 15
SCH2226 Human Molecular Genetics 15
SCH2235 Applied Microbiology 15
SCI2370 Wildlife Management 15
SCI3120 Natural Sciences Project 15
SCM3201 Conservation Biology 15
SCI3309 Biological and Chemical Hazards 15
MAT3488 Biostatistics 15
** It is recommended that students complete at least one non-science elective.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012