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What will I learn?

La Trobe's Bachelor of Science gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals, developing new ways to treat disease or finding ways to make technology more efficient.

Studying science at La Trobe opens up a world of opportunities. Choose from more than 14 majors with the option to take a double major.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Study how plants and living organisms in relation to ecology, mycology, pathology, biochemistry and taxonomy.


Scientists work across a large range of industries. You'll graduate ready to find work in government, the private sector, not-for-profits, labs and academia. Graduate science jobs may include:


Apply genetic approaches to analyse patients.

Write assessments and reports, and liaise with stakeholders.

Develop your practice and maintain privacy and safety at all times.


Apply your knowledge of physics to a range of disciplines across commercial or academic research including health, materials science, propulsion, nanotech and more.


Conduct experiments and carry out lab work to find chemistry-based solutions for organisation's goals.

Write reports, present information, read and contribute to scientific literature.


Conduct research and experiments to cure diseases, improve water quality, improve health or anything else related to microorganisms, their interactions and applications.

Environmental Analyst

Observe and document the environmental impacts of activity on a given area.

Write reports, contribute to databases and provide expert advice to stakeholders.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (20,04,334) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022


La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,



3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute

About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017