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Science

Whether you want to learn how to interpret a crime scene, understand and treat diseases or pursue your interest in the biology of animals, Deakin's courses in science have something for you.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Biological ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Biomedical ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Forensic ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Zoology and Animal ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of CriminologyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

What can I study?

Science

Deakin's Bachelor of Science is a practical discipline where teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving are crucial to finding creative solutions to everyday problems. The course is specifically designed to allow you to start with a broad range of subject areas, giving you the opportunity to really experience firsthand the various areas of study that you can specialise in as you progress through your course.

Zoology and animal science

Deakin's Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science has a strong focus on Australian fauna and its unique importance in the global environment and is underpinned by the latest research in zoology providing students with a broad understanding of the current field of zoology.

Biological science

Deakin's Bachelor of Biological Science provides you with a wide range of units in biology, including animal and plant biology, genetics, physiology and evolution. You will learn in a modern teaching environment and gain hands-on experience by participating in laboratory and project work and by undertaking professional practice. 

Biomedical science

Deakin's Bachelor of Biomedical Science covers the science underpinning medical applications, from basic biology to specific disease processes. You will gain the theoretical foundation and scientific skills to expand and apply your knowledge of human biology and health, with an emphasis on causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular, cellular and system levels.

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Forensic science

Deakin's Bachelor of Forensic Science combines studies in biology, chemistry, biochemical and chemical analysis, statistical analysis and molecular biology together with site visits and guest lecturers from leading forensic organisations to provide formal training in the skills and techniques essential to modern forensic science, including the examination and presentation of scientific evidence.

Related study areas

If you're interested in science courses, you may also wish to consider our environment related study areas including:

  • Environmental management and sustainability
  • Wildlife and conservation biology
  • Marine biology
  • Fisheries and aquaculture

Why study science at Deakin?

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.

Successful applicants will be offered a monetary scholarship to assist with travel costs and will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship Program.

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.

Research and teaching excellence

Our teaching and research staff are experts in their 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.

Industry learning

As a Deakin science student you'll gain experience through innovative practical programs, including professional practice units, designed to develop the skills employers highly value and prepare you for real-life settings.

Our Work-Integrated Learning Program can enable you to incorporate a full or part-time industry placement that is credited towards your degree.

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.

Scholarships

Deakin University offers scholarships for academic excellence, access and equity, accommodation and to increase the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, ensuring higher education is accessible for all members of the community.


Career opportunities for science graduates

Studying science at Deakin provides you with potential opportunities to be involved with scientific developments that hold the key to the future, with breakthroughs being discovered every day.

Career opportunities for graduates include but are not limited to:

  • agriculture
  • biotechnology
  • the general health and medical industry
  • pharmaceuticals
  • animal health
  • forensics
  • food technology
  • education
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