Associate Degree in Science

Southern Cross University

This entry-level course equips students with knowledge and skills in areas including environmental, health and physical sciences. The course includes a pathway to Southern Cross University's Bachelor degrees in science, environmental science, marine science and management and forestry science and management.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Biology and/or Chemistry; Geography; Maths B


16 units. Core studies in science and electives in the areas of human sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences and mathematics. Some units contain compulsory residential workshops that may include lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and field trips.

Subjects you can Study:

Nature of Science; Foundation Mathematics; Language and Learning in your Discipline; Science in Society; Learning for Future Careers; Biology; Chemistry; Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere; plus more

Study Pathways:

Pathway to Southern Cross University's Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Marine Science and Management and the Bachelor of Forest Science and Management.

Further information:

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Science can also seek para-professional participation in a range of industries, including positions as field assistants, laboratory assistants, re-vegetation officers and environmental monitors. This course is offered through SCU College, which provides extra support to students.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore 35.3 No Full time 2 years
Lismore 35.3 No Online 2 years
Lismore 35.3 No Part time 4 years
Bold and progressive, Southern Cross University is one of the world's Top 50 Generation Y Universities. It is also among the world's Top 150 Young Universities.Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built world-class facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales - unique regions renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Our growing world-class status is further demonstrated by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as 'at world standard or above' in 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance. Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers distinctly personalised undergraduate and postgraduate courses online and on campus in a supportive learning environment. Students are well supported by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field. Degrees are designed in consultation with industry and delivered across a broad range of disciplines: Arts, Media and Music; Business and Tourism; Education; Engineering; Environmental, Forest and Marine Science; Health and Human Sciences; Indigenous Knowledge; Information Technology; Law; Social Science; and Social Welfare. The University also offers preparatory courses, Diplomas and Associate degrees through SCU College. Times Higher Education University Rankings. par

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