Bachelor of Science

La Trobe University

A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives students the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease. This is one of La Trobe's most flexible degrees with up to 14 majors to choose from including biochemistry, biomedical science, botany, chemistry, environmental geoscience, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical chemistry, physics, statistics, and zoology. You'll study a range of subjects to build a foundation in science and related disciplines. Then you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business. Throughout this course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. You'll also have opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics. Through La Trobe University's partnerships with education providers all over the world. You'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices. You'll enrol at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to either the Melbourne or Bendigo Campus after successfully completing first year.

Course Fee:

International: $107,400

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students must complete 360 credit points, which normally consists of 120 credit points each year. Up to 120 credit points may be taken outside the faculty, and students must establish at least one science major.

Subjects you can Study:

Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Biology, Ecology, Electronics, Environmental Geoscience, Genetics, Microbiology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Science, Statistics, Zoology.


The Chemistry major in the Bachelor of Science is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Depending on subject choice, students may be eligible to graduate with a Statistics major accredited by the Statistical Association of Australia Inc. (SSAI). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo No info Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 3 years
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Full time 3 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 6 years
Bendigo No info Yes Part time 6 years
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Part time 6 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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