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Bachelor of Science

Major In Biological Sciences

Designed for students with a strong interest in the living world. Students study cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, ecology and evolution, with an emphasis on the diversity and interactions of organisms with their environments.

The major prepares graduates for professional employment in research, industry, teaching, government agencies and science-based businesses.

Related careers

Biomedical Researcher, Nature Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Botanist, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer, Sanctuary Manager, Animal Biologist, Conservation Field Officer, Ecologist

Related studies

Those seeking employment in the resources or environmental management sectors could consider combining this major with Environmental Management, Conservation Biology, Marine and Freshwater Science or Occupational Safety and Health.

Biological Sciences pairs well with Applied Chemistry, Human Biology, Mathematics or Physical Sciences, especially for those interested in becoming secondary science teachers

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The Biological Sciences major is designed for students with a strong interest in the living world. Students study cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, ecology and evolution, with an emphasis on the diversity and interactions of organisms with their environments. The major prepares graduates for professional employment in research, industry, teaching, government agencies and science-based businesses. Those seeking employment in the resources or environmental management sectors could consider combining this major with Environmental Management, Conservation Biology, Marine and Freshwater Science or Occupational Safety and Health. Biological Sciences pairs well with Applied Chemistry, Human Biology, Mathematics or Physical Sciences, especially for those interested in becoming secondary science teachers.

If you plan to commence this major in Semester 2 2014, please refer to this major structure: http://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/597347/MAAAFY-Major-structure.pdf



REQUIRED UNITS Students must complete 120 credit points (eight units):

UnitDescription Points
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1183Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI2112Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 15
SCI2116Diversity of Life 15
SCI2117Genetics 15
SCI3112Evolution and Systematics 15
plus 15 Credit Points selected from the following:
SCI3114Ecophysiology 15
SCB3201Studies in Ecology 15
 


Students should take note of the structure of this major when selecting their Degree core units at First Year level.

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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