The Bachelor of Science provides a foundation in scientific practice and a specialisation in at least one discipline area chosen from thirteen major study areas. The program is delivered in small applied laboratory classes and workshops, allowing the development of advanced skills sought by employers. The emphasis is on acquiring skills in scientific communication, data analysis and quantitative literacy, problem solving and research skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and ethical framework of at least one major study area.
Graduates have the opportunity to undertake a research-based honours program to enhance their employment prospects and postgraduate study opportunities.
Majors: Biochemistry, Biological science, Biotechnology, Behavioural Science, Chemistry, Earth materials, Ecology, Environmental geoscience, Environmental restoration, Exercise Science, Food science (minor at Gippsland, major at Ballarat and online), Health and nutrition, Mathematics (major at Ballarat, minor at Gippsland and online), Microbiology, Mineral processing. Minors: All of the above, and, Information technology and Statistics are also available.
Depending on your major area of study, you may be eligible to join the following professional bodies: Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australian Society for Microbiology or Environmnt Institute of Australia and New Zealand.