Bachelor of Science

The University of Adelaide

The Bachelor of Science program is ideal for students who enjoy and are inspired by the breadth of science. It provides the most flexibility due to its diverse range of course offerings from a number of disciplines. In the first year level, students enrol in a combination of courses that prepares them to follow pathways through to major study areas in third year. Science students learn a number of transferable skills including: analytical methods, laboratory and field techniques, information technology skills, teamwork, initiative and the ability to communicate and cooperate with people from varied backgrounds and expertise. These are highly sought after skills that are useful in a wide range of careers and are not limited to scientific areas.

Entry Requirements:

Assumed knowledge: SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Maths Studies, Physics


Students can pursue pathways in one or more of the following areas of science: Biomedical Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Earth Sciences; Evolutionary Biology and Ecology; Molecular Biology; Physics; Soil Science and Spatial Information Science.

Subjects you can Study:

Anatomical science; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Ecology; Ecology and spatial science, Experimental and theoretical physics; Genetics; Geology; Geophysics and applied geology; Microbiology and immunology; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Theoretical physics; Soil science; Zoology

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Completion of a relevant major qualifies for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Australian Institute of Physics.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 50.9 Yes Part time
North Terrace 50.9 Yes Full time 3 years
Roseworthy No info No Part time
Roseworthy No info No Full time 3 years
Waite No info No Part time
Waite No info No Full time 3 years

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* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
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