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What will I learn?

Follow your interests in core sciences from a diverse range of disciplines with a Bachelor of Science. You have the flexibility to explore an area that interests you while getting a broad foundation in science by studying a major, or gaining more specific expertise and a named degree by studying a specialisation.

Aquatic Biology

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. Study the plants and animals that live in our oceans, seas, wetlands, rivers, river mouths, lakes and ponds with a major in Animal Biology. You’ll build an understanding of marine and freshwater mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, plants and algae and deal with current issues, from sustainable fishing to coral reef conservation.

What you will study

  • Marine, freshwater and brackish water biology
  • Biological diversity, genetics and evolution
  • Molecular science
  • Biostatistics
  • Coasts and oceans
  • Fisheries biology, science and management

Your career

Work across environmental public policy, natural resources or conservation.

Potential occupations include:

  • aquatic biologist or modeller
  • marine scientist or limnologist
  • environmental consultant.

Potential employers include:

  • aquariums, zoos or museums
  • environmental or conservation organisations
  • government or government advisory bodies.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

055237B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,500.00 (19,53,961) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the High School Diploma with SAT minimum score of 1500 with a minimum of 500 in each band, ACT minimum composite score of 21. Flinders University recognizes international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE) - Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking.

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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