When you study a Bachelor of Science with a biology major at the University of Newcastle you will learn about the principles of life and living organisms.

Bachelor of Science

Biological Sciences

Why study a biological sciences major at the University of Newcastle?

When you study biological sciences as a major within the Bachelor of Science, you will learn about the key principles of life and living organisms and will have exposure to the discipline's strong research interests.

Biology is an integral part of society due to our reliance on the natural world for our survival. Biological sciences span a wide range of interests from genes to the environment.

In your first year of the Bachelor of Science biology major you will look at plant and animal biology plus cell and molecular biology, genetics and evolution. In your second and third year you will be able to study topics of interest in greater depth that most suit your career plans.

You will also have the option of gaining practical experience in laboratory techniques which is highly suggested for this major.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science with a biological sciences major, you could go on to find jobs in a variety of areas including medical research teams in hospitals, biology teaching in secondary schools or professional consulting. Some of the potential job opportunities for biology graduates include:

  • Animal biologist
  • Biochemist
  • Botanist/plant scientist
  • Environmental/ecological biologist
  • Pathology assistant
  • Research assistant