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What will I learn?

Get ready for a journey of discovery when you study Science at Western. Develop the skills you need to investigate a wide range of scientific disciplines from astronomy to zoology. Help create a sustainable future in all businesses and industries.

Pick which units suit your career goals. Open up to a world of unlimited opportunities in astrophysics, conservation biology, drug design and pharmaceuticals, environmental health, food formulation, forensics, biomedical and biophysical research, hospital or pathology labs, plant science and horticulture, and wildlife management.

Forensic Biology

This major provides students specialised expertise in forensic science including methods of forensic analysis, crime scene investigation, forensic photography, forensic investigation, crime and criminal justice and complex cases. Career opportunities include forensic scientists, crime scene investigators, private investigators and consultants, police officers, drug analysts, researchers and academics, and specialised forensic science practitioners. The main employers of forensic scientists are State and Federal police services, State and Commonwealth Government Health Departments and analytical chemistry laboratories. Graduates will be versatile with a wide skills base with (depending on their choice of electives) potential for employment in analytical chemistry and microbiology, quality control and assurance, biochemistry and molecular biology, scientific research, education and the chemical industry.

Your career

As a science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Science-based work in industry
  • Government environmental agencies
  • Patent work
  • Quality control
  • Environmental consulting laboratories
  • Scientific equipment companies

Which department am I in?

School of Science

CRICOS

041144M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (17,41,023) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Hawkesbury Campus

Bourke Street,

RICHMOND,

New South Wales,

2753, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is among the world’s top 2% of universities and places students at the very heart of the University experience.

  • Ranked in the top 250 universities globally by THE
  • Ranked 34 in Young Universities globally
  • Offering more scholarships that ever before
  • 49,200 Students, 6,300 International Students