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Discover your passion for science – right here

Explore an exciting field

Are you curious about the world around you? Always looking for new ideas and challenges? With a degree in science, you can use your passion for discovery to drive advances in health, technology, business, the environment and more. USC’s flexible programs offer your choice of 12 majors and minors, so you can decide where you want your science degree to take you.

Prepare for the jobs of the future

A science degree prepares you for a wide range of careers. Demand for qualified workers in natural and physical sciences, environmental sciences, and medical and health sciences is expected to grow over the next five years. Or you can take advantage of the growing need for specialist science and maths teachers with a combined Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science.

Double your career prospects

Design your own CV by combining USC’s flexible Bachelor of Science with a second degree. You’ll learn the foundations of physics, chemistry, biology, ecology and mathematics, along with knowledge and skills in your choice of in Arts, Business or Laws.

*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment – 2016 Occupational Projections to November 2020

Bachelor of Science

USC’s three-year Bachelor of Science gives you the flexibility to focus on the areas of science that interest you most. You’ll study the foundations of cell biology, chemistry, ecology, science research methods and maths, and learn practical scientific skills through laboratory work and field studies. Tailor your own degree with majors and minors in Biotechnology, Ecology, Food Security, Genetics, Sustainability and more.

Associate Degree in Science

If you haven’t studied much science, the two-year Associate Degree in Science is your pathway to a full degree or a career change. This program teaches you the foundations of biology, chemistry, science research methods and maths, along with the practical skills you’ll need to solve real-life scientific problems in a laboratory, in the field or in business. After you complete your Associate Degree, you’ll receive full credit towards and direct entry into the Bachelor of Science or another degree in your chosen field of study.

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Are you dreaming of a career in scientific research? If you’ve completed your bachelor degree, the one-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) lets you carry out a specialised research project in your chosen area, and develop the advanced analytical, research and communication skills you’ll need in future.

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Science (Honours) Deans Scholars

If you’re a high-achieving school leaver, you can fast-track your science studies with USC’s Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Science (Honours) Deans Scholars program. You’ll work alongside your own academic mentor to develop advanced scientific and research skills, as you complete two qualifications in just three years.

Take a virtual tour of our Science labs

USC Science students test or analyse chemicals and other materials in a liquid state in Science wet labs, which requires special ventilation and equipment.

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