Biological Sciences Major
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.
Availability & Campus
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|SCC1123||Chemistry for the Life Sciences||15|
|SCI1183||Origins and Evolution of Life||15|
|SCI1187||Form and Function in Biology||15|
|SCI2112||Molecular Biology and Biochemistry||15|
|SCI2116||Diversity of Life||15|
|SCI3112||Evolution and Systematics||15|
|Plus 1 unit selected from the following:|
|SCB3201 ^||Studies in Ecology||15|
^ Core Option
For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.Student handbook
- Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical biological situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
- Demonstrate a global outlook on organismal diversity.
- Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
- Think creatively to generate solutions/responses for biological questions.
- Think critically to analyse, construct field or experimental approaches and interpret results to complex biological problems.
- Use experimental and digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
- Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.
This major prepares graduates for professional employment in research, industry, teaching, government agencies and science-based businesses.
Possible future job titles
Biomedical Researcher, Nature Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Botanist, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer, Sanctuary Manager, Animal Biologist, Conservation Field Officer, Ecologist