What will I learn?

Challenge your thinking and learn something new almost every day.

Discover the endless opportunities a career in science offers you. This degree is designed to give you the flexibility to focus on the areas of science that interest you most, while preparing you for the variety of work opportunities that will be your career.

Science is the investigation of the structure and behaviour of natural and physical processes, through systematic discovery and invention to improve our understanding of the universe. USC's Bachelor of Science follows the global trend of offering majors and minors in both traditional and emerging scientific fields, so you graduate with depth and breadth of scientific knowledge. In your first year, you’ll gain a strong foundation in cell biology, chemistry, biodiversity and ecology and science research methods. There are additional introductory courses in mathematics for those interested in this specialisation. Then, you can decide where you want your science degree to take you, choosing a major and a minor from a wide range of science areas.

You will also learn practical scientific skills in our fully equipped laboratories and gain hands-on experience during field studies to prepare you for work in professional scientific settings. There are excellent opportunities to further your studies and undertake rewarding research to make a real difference in our world.

Note: not all study components and / or combinations of study components included in this program may be able to be completed in the minimum duration. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you require written confirmation prior to accepting a place in this program.

Chemistry Major combined with the Mathematics or Biotechnology Minor available for Semester 1 commencement only.

The following combinations of majors / minors are not available: Chemistry Major combined with Biochemistry Minor; Ecology Major combined with Agriculture and Aquaculture Minor.

Career opportunities
There are three usual career progressions after completion of the Bachelor of Science:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Industry/government

If you plan to enter a career in education, you should look to study at least one and preferably two of the traditional majors offered in the program. If you're planning to enter a career in research (usually via Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Doctor of Philosophy), you must achieve a high grade point average and should take advantage of Special Research Project (SRP) opportunities, especially with prospective supervisors. If you are plan to enter a career in industry or government, take advantage of our Work Place Learning (WPL) opportunities offered, especially with prospective employers.

Majors

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
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Which department am I in?

School of Science, Technology and Engineering

CRICOS

022804D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (US$ 20,800) per year
AUD $84,000 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Moreton Bay Campus

1 Moreton Parade,

PETRIE,

Queensland,

4502, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (US$ 20,800) per year
AUD $84,000 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive,

SIPPY DOWNS,

Queensland,

4556, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have One of the following: US High School Certificate + SAT scores, or SAT + AP scores, or ACT scores, or High School Diploma and AP. Students must have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Paper-based: Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; TOEFL: Internet-based: Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 50 with no communicative score less than 50; CAE/CPE: Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR): 3 in all four skill areas; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC): Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2: Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3: Successful completion.

For international students

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.

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

Pathways options

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