Bachelor of Science (Biology)
Gain a broad understanding of science
With the Biology major in the Bachelor of Science, you will gain a broad knowledge in biology, chemistry and communications, as well as the option of more detailed knowledge in disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and physiology. This degree will give you a strong grounding for a range of science-related careers or for more specialised postgraduate study.
As a graduate your career opportunities include; research officer (universities, defence, CSIRO, DPI, industry, government, and health), technical officer (labs), agricultural scientist, technical/sales representative in pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological industries, molecular biologists, microbiologists. After further study you would be able to become a biotechnologist, dietician, research scientist, secondary science teacher, or medical specialist. Employment opportunities also exist in laboratory work in agricultural, food, health, medical, veterinary, educational and industrial settings, plant breeding, science journalism.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Science include: Astronomical and Space Sciences, Computing, Counselling, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Psychology Extended, Physical Sciences and Wine Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21640|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 17/62. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent; from 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent will also be a subject pre-requisite.
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science21 or equivalent.
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (until 2019) or equivalent.
If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be recommended to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
|Toowoomba and External/Online||906839|
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Friday 1 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Monday 4 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.