Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)


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Program Description

A single three-year undergraduate degree offered by the A.N.U. College of Health and Medicine and A.N.U. College of Science.

Explore the endless possibilities of science with this degree as you can choose to study everything from astronomy to neuroscience. So whether your interests are broad or unique, the Bachelor of Science allows you to follow or find your passion. You’ll have the flexibility to explore all of your interests, tailoring a program to take you in whichever direction of science interests you most. And when you study at Australia's most reputable science university, you will gain access to state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. Make an enquiry directly with A.N.U. You'll also benefit from studying in Canberra, a science city which gives you unparalleled access to parliament, CSIRO, government departments, Geoscience Australia and many other national and international science organisations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a B. Science, graduates will be able to:

  1. develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in educational and professional contexts;
  2. use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyse and respond to problems and issues;
  3. convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways;
  4. work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives;
  5. exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen;

Employment Opportunities

High-quality scientists are in demand, accordingly many of our graduates proceed to further studies (such as at the Honours, Masters and Doctoral level) in order to retain a competitive edge in their chosen scientific field. Graduates of this degree can find work within administrative, ecological and technological arenas. Graduates can also undertake specific graduate-level training in areas such as teaching, patent assessment or science communication to further equip themselves for these professions.

Career Options

A.N.U. provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program. The A.N.U. Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion. It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

  • An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
  • A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
  • At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
  • An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Further information about domestic admission. International applicant entry requirements International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at . The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014 A.N.U. offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded. Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher. Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study. How to apply Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for A.N.U. academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule. Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to for more information. Indicative fees Domestic students: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) Annual indicative fee for international students: $36,720.00 For more information CLICK HERE


A.N.U. offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies. Eligibility to apply for A.N.U. scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing. For further information see the Scholarships website.

Last updated Mar 2018

About the School

You’ll find our researchers at the forefront of scientific practice and discovery, wherever it may be. Whether it’s on the front line of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, on a tree branch in the Tas ... Read More

You’ll find our researchers at the forefront of scientific practice and discovery, wherever it may be. Whether it’s on the front line of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, on a tree branch in the Tasmanian wilderness peering into a parrot’s nest, among the life-support machines of the neonatal intensive care unit or at a lab bench, and in front of the classroom. Read less