Bachelor of Science

Science at Deakin is not just about laboratory work, but prepares you for a range of real-life settings in which today's science graduates work.

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What Major sequences can I study?

Animal Biology (B, G)

This major sequence provides an introduction to different aspects of animal biology including animal structure and function, evolution and evolutionary biology.

Cell Biology (B, G)

This major sequence provides an introduction to the molecular and biochemical basis of cells, including their physiological properties, development, function and interaction with their environment. Students will also learn about the molecular basis of disease.

Plant Biology (B)

This major sequence is ideally suited to those interested in botany and includes studies in plant morphology, identification, reproduction and evolution, as well as vegetation management and biogeography.

Human Biology (B, G)

This major sequence enables you to discover how the body works and why it works that way through studies covering a broad range of areas relevant to human biology, including physiology and genetics, and their relationship to human disease.

Freshwater Biology (W)*

Freshwater biology is the study of freshwater ecosystems and the relationship between freshwater organisms and their physical and chemcial environment. Focused on understanding and managing rivers, lakes and wetlands, you will develop the knowledge and skills to manage freshwater ecosystems and resources, whilst participating in fieldwork opportunities and industry placements.

* A major sequence in Freshwater Biology is only available at the Warrnambool Campus (W).

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Chemistry (G)

This major sequence provides an introduction to the synthesis, separation, detection and measurement of chemical substances, their properties and reactions.

Chemistry and Material Science (B)

This major sequence provides students with an initial grounding in chemistry and builds towards specialised skills in materials chemistry (which involves the study and design of new materials) and electrochemistry (which deals with the interaction between electrical energy and chemical change).

Environmental Science (B)

This major sequence focuses on the technical aspects of  environmental science, and aims to provide a balance between environmental studies on the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.

Mathematical Modelling (B, G, X)

Studies in mathematics provides you with a strong critical knowledge base and develops powers of analysis, logical thinking and problemsolving,as well as a high level of numerical ability.

Natural History (B)

Natural history involves the study of plants and animals in their natural environment, and leans more towards observational than experimental study methods. This major sequence emphasises the biological aspects of natural history, and includes studies in zoology, botany and palaeontology.

Why study a Bachelor of Science at Deakin?

Broad program with endless possibilities

Deakin's Bachelor of Science allows you to start with a broad based program in your first year, allowing you to experience the various areas science has to offer so that as you progress through the course you really know the area of study that you wish to specialise in further developing your interests and career aspirations. Approved major sequences within the Bachelor of Science include biology, biological chemistry, chemistry, environmental science, mathematical modelling and zoology.

Highly sought-after skill set

Science at Deakin is not just about laboratory work, but prepares you for a range of real-life settings in which today's science graduates work. Our science courses provide you with a range of skills that are highly sought-after by employers including specialist knowledge, practical skills, the ability to think critically and solve problems, and learn independently whilst also being an effective team member. You will also enjoy the advantages of small class sizes and personal contact with research-active staff.

Global Science and Technology Program

The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high-achieving students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas to help them develop new skills and a broader world view.

Work-Integrated Learning

Our Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Programallows you to incorporate a full or part-time industry placement as part of your degree, enabling you to develop the skills employers highly value. It also prepares you for real-life settings in which today's science graduates work. WIL placements are designed as elective units and are credited towards your degree. Some placements also come with an industry‑funded scholarship.

Honours study

Honours is an optional specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in previous undergraduate studies. It is offered in all the Deakin science degrees and gives you the opportunity to refine your analytical and research skills while expanding employment and study options. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research, additional coursework and training in research techniques.

Research

Our teaching and research staff are experts in their respective fields, with broad international links and experiences. Much of Deakin's research in science is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists, and is funded by nationally and internationally competitive granting agencies.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of a Deakin science course you may find career opportunities in an exciting range of areas including the general health and medical industry, pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, forensics, government and research.

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