Tackle the planet’s biggest challenges
A career in science is a career for the future – improve the world around you, and for generations to come. You’ll gain more than a degree when you study science at Deakin. With hands-on learning, industry collaboration and expert teaching staff, you’ll be ready for an exciting career. You’ll also have access to some of the most modern and sophisticated facilities in the world, like the Geelong Technology Precinct at our Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. Housing the latest capabilities in materials, biotechnology, chemistry and environmental engineering, you’ll get practical, hands-on experience while being immersed in world-leading research and innovation.
Disciplines within sciences
Courses within sciences
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
Bachelor of Forensic Science
Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology and Chemistry)
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science)
Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Disease)
Doctor of Philosophy (Health)
Master of Applied Science (Health and Disease)
Master of Applied Science (Health)
Master of Science (Biology and Chemical Sciences)
Master of Science (Environmental Science)
Explore the possibilities that science offers
You'll gain more than a degree when you study science at Deakin. Our hands-on, practical and flexible approach – along with industry collaboration and expert teaching staff – prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career.
Design your own degree
Our Bachelor of Science offers you flexibility. Choose a major from biology and chemistry through to mathematical modelling and environmental science. Want to expand your career path further? Combine your science studies with arts, commerce, law or teaching.
More than just a qualification
Get real-world experience through innovative and practical programs, and develop the skills employers want. Our work-integrated learning program can help you incorporate a full or part-time industry placement that's credited towards your degree.
Research and teaching excellence
Our teaching and research staff are experts in their fields, with broad international links and experiences. Much of our science research is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists.
We work collaboratively with industry partners to help us inform our learning activities and outcomes to ensure we're meeting the demands and expectations of the sector, particularly in regard to the rapid development of technology.
Dr Prue Francis
Senior Lecturer, Marine Science
Study with the best
Deakin is ranked in the top 1% globally for life sciences and medicine.* This rating highlights Deakin’s world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Gain professional accreditation
Deakin is the first university in Australia, and the only university in the Asia-Pacific region, to offer a professionally accredited forensic science degree. The Bachelor of Forensic Science is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the UK.
Our Bachelor of Science chemistry major has also been professionally accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).
Deakin is continuously improving its teaching laboratories and spaces to ensure we provide high-quality practical experiences befitting the needs of the modern scientist. Our science students have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment.
Study science at Deakin and develop practical skills for creating science communications across multiple formats, and for different audiences. You'll work with expert teaching staff and collaborate with industry on real-world science communication projects.
Science and biomedical science at Deakin
Two students reveal their passion for science and biomedical science, the diverse study opportunities and the benefits of the hands-on, practical approach at Deakin.
Life and environmental science facilities
Explore Deakin's life and environmental science facilities at our Burwood Campus, featuring modern labs and equipment, and the ability to conduct practical work in the nearby natural reserve and creek.
If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in science, we'll help get you there.
Kickstart your science career with Deakin’s Bachelor of Science
Love science but unsure about committing to a specialist degree like chemistry or marine science? Deakin's Bachelor of Science might be your perfect fit.
Get in touch
We’re here for you even before you’re here with us. Ask us your study questions and receive one-on-one support through your journey to university.
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*2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.