What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science lets you design your own degree based on your strengths and emerging interests. From Chemistry to Palaeontology, Genetics to Geophysics-we support your scientific curiosity.

What will you do?

You’ll learn from world-class researchers who are experts in their field as you:

engage with new ideas through discovery and active learning

develop deep discipline knowledge through a major

build highly sought-after skills in communication, critical thinking and creative problem solving

access research facilities of international significance

develop connections in the science world through internships

gain global experience with optional exchanges or study tours.

You can also undertake a double major in:

Chemistry (double)

Ecology and Spatial Science

Experimental and Theoretical Physics

Palaeontology - Evolution

Palaeontology - Geology.

Where could it take you?

You could surround yourself with plants as botanist, work in stem cell research, take up teaching or apply your skills in the business world. You might help the public engage with science through games and apps. Perhaps you’ll launch your abilities as a space entrepreneur, one of the many emerging science roles we’re only just beginning to imagine.

Potential careers

Biochemist, Botanist, Catchment Management, Ecologist, Ecotourism, Environmental Biologist, Environmental Chemist, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Geology, Environmental Geoscientist, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Forensic Scientist, Geochemist, Geologists, Hydrogeologist, Climate and Ecosystem Modeller, Ministerial Adviser, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Scientist, Natural Resource Planner.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,500.00 (US$ 26,457) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS - Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6), TOEFL - Overall 79 (Reading 13, Listening 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21), Pearsons - Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50), Cambridge - Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College

About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities