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What will I learn?

Cell and molecular biology is one of the most rapid growth areas in science. This field incorporates fundamental components of biological and medical science and has an increasingly important role in many aspects of modern medicine, genetics, evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics and biotechnology. This major will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter careers in biomedical science and the biotechnology industry.

The Bachelor of Science is a flexible three year degree which allows you to choose from a variety of majors. In addition to these majors, opportunities exist for you to select additional minors to explore other areas of study.

What you will study
The Bachelor of Science major in Cell and Molecular Biology at UOW encompasses the exciting and rapidly evolving fields of biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, molecular and cellular biology. These areas of study deal with the nature of biological phenomena at the molecular level. In this major you will investigate the processes that occur within and between cells, including genetic processes, the way cells carry nutrients, and how diseases attack healthy cells. You will learn about DNA and RNA, proteins, and other molecules involved in a variety of cell functions, including the transmission of genetic information. You will also use advanced tools and techniques for separation, manipulation, imaging and analysis.

This major will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter careers in biomedical science and the biotechnology industry.

Why choose this course

Working in science requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that teaches you to constantly seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. We integrate technology into all our learning and teaching to ensure that you graduate equipped to excel in a constantly changing and technologically advanced world.

You will participate in practical classes in our new purpose-built Sciences Teaching Facility or out in the field, ensuring that you have the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of tomorrow's employers. Our courses are taught by professionals who are world-leading researchers, with established research links to government and non-government organisations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,728.00 (US$ 23,688) per year
AUD $95,184 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $15,864

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent). If an applicant has a mark that is lower, then the school may consider other factors such as: The nature of any previous course of study and the subjects undertaken therein Relevant professional experience Any personal statement provided by the applicant.

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

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