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Biological Science

Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution. Are you ready for the lab?

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The practical focus of our Bachelor of Science courses gives graduates the skills for professional employment in biology-related positions in research, industrial, teaching and government agencies, as well as science-based businesses.

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Environmental Science and Marine and Biology student Holly Winkle talks about having the flexibility to study across disciplines.

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  • "My course allowed me to do things most people only dream about"
    Marcus Cosentino
    Marcus CosentinoECU Biological Sciences graduate

    Fieldwork is an important part of the Biological Sciences course. I was able to help with reptile surveys and research projects all over the state.

    These opportunities took me to stunning areas of WA, including the Kimberley, and allowed me to get up close and personal with elusive species of native fauna that most people don't even know exist.

  • "I've always had an interest in the environment and chose ECU because it offers hands-on, job-ready degrees"
    Kendra Campbell
    Kendra CampbellECU Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology) student

    I have learnt so much from being out in the field and putting lecture content into practice. I've been lucky enough to get the opportunity to go on a two-week study tour in the Gascoyne region of WA.

    I have also been involved in a number of volunteering opportunities, with Fisheries and Parks and Wildlife and these have been valuable learning experiences.

    I found the lecturers really passionate and knowledgeable about their study area. As part of our third year of study, we have field trips with government departments, such as the Department of Parks and Wildlife. This will also be very useful when applying for jobs in the future.

  • "I got real-world experience with dolphins in Monkey Mia"
    Abbie Milne
    Abbie MilneConservation and Wildlife Biology graduate

    I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to work outdoors. I chose the ECU course because of how practical it was. The facilities were great, the lecturers were really helpful and I made life‑long friends.

    I was also able to get real-world work experience with the Department of Environment and Conservation in Monkey Mia at the dolphin reserve. It was one of my favourite experiences throughout uni.

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