Explore the complex and fascinating world of genetics and unravel the mysteries of DNA, understand how genes interact with the environment and drive evolution, and how heredity determines risk of developing certain diseases. When students study a Bachelor of Genetics they will learn how genes hold hereditary information which determines everything from hair colour and height to complex issues surrounding health risks. Students also study classical genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics, and bioinformatics. They can even follow interests in areas as diverse as plant genetics, evolutionary genetics, medicine and health or biological anthropology. Students can study a Flexible Double Degree to extend their interests further by combining this degree with almost any other at ANU.

Course Fee:


International: $131,040

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; or at least 1 year full time in a single program of degree-level study; or an approved tertiary preparation course; relevant international entry requirements ATAR: 90, QLD Band: 6, International Baccalaureate: 33

Structure:

In this program students will study a total of 144 units. Typically students will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) and 8 courses per year (total of 48 units) as a full-time student. Students will complete 24 courses over the three years (total of 144 units). Out of the 144 units, 96 units (16 courses) must be science courses and the remaining 48 units (8 courses) can be from science or non-science courses. See http://science.anu.edu.au/current-students/structuring-your-degree/bachelor-genetics-structure for more information

Subjects you can Study:

Genetics

Study Pathways:

Honours is available

Further information:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Genetics must maintain an average of 65 per cent across all compulsory and core courses each semester to remain in this program. Semester one admit only. This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double in any of the three groups Arts, Business, Social Sciences, and Science or Engineering and Advanced Computing or Law. For more information please view: https://science.anu.edu.au/study/bachelor-degrees/bachelor-genetics

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 80.05 No Full time 3 years
Canberra 80.05 No Part time 6 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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