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Prepare yourself to take on some of the world’s most complex challenges by studying a diverse range of majors, electives and study pathways.

Our work integrated learning and strong industry connections bring professionals and work experience into your classroom. Our broad set of majors provides students with the flexibility to choose from up to 14 majors and our smaller lab class sizes and dynamic approach to teaching allows you to translate theory into practice.

You will get access to the Big Ideas in Science subjects, which allows you to experience our unique approach, exposing students to a variety of truly big ideas in science, from the Big Bang  to planet earth, the origin of life, to climate science and beyond . They can also help you shape your career and learn about the pathways available in science.

Our international exchange opportunities gives you access to more than 100 partner universities in over 30 countries, while gaining credit towards your degree. Gain work experience or complete internships with leading organisations, such as: the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, and the ELETTRA Synchrotron in Northern Italy.  Our students  can also go on field trips to diverse habitats, from Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef to the alpine areas of Falls Creek .

We’ve invested over $500 million  in our state-of-the-art learning and research centres, including the $100m La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. As the only University in Australia with its own wildlife sanctuary, we have some of the most unique study opportunities in the country .

Career opportunities

Our Bachelor of Science will prepare you for a career in a variety of roles, including:

  • project coordinator or support officer
  • wildlife or environment ranger
  • teacher
  • scientific officer.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready for job roles in areas as diverse as:

  • federal, state and local government departments
  • pathology and diagnostic imaging services
  • pharmaceutical development and manufacturing
  • food and beverage production
  • natural resources and energy
  • research
  • journalism

Our program is a building block for a range of careers. Past graduates have worked at:

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Parks Victoria
  • Melbourne Health
  • QANTAS
  • Victoria Police

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Course details for local students

Bachelor of Science

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 50.05
Melbourne 60
Duration:
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Prerequisites:
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements:
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus:
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional costs (other than health insurance):
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Specialisations, majors and minors

This degree has a variety of majors on offer, with options to take a double major now easier and more streamlined than ever before.

Our Majors are:

Melbourne majors:

  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Genetics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Regional majors (Bendigo):

  • Molecular Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Regional majors (Albury-Wodonga):

  • Biomedical Science
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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Choose Bachelor of Science at La Trobe

Prepare yourself to take on some of the world’s most complex challenges by studying a diverse range of majors, electives and study pathways.

Our work integrated learning and strong industry connections bring professionals and work experience into your classroom. Our broad set of majors provides students with the flexibility to choose from up to 14 majors and our smaller lab class sizes and dynamic approach to teaching allows you to translate theory into practice.

You will get access to the Big Ideas in Science subjects, which allows you to experience our unique approach, exposing students to a variety of truly big ideas in science, from the Big Bang  to planet earth, the origin of life, to climate science and beyond . They can also help you shape your career and learn about the pathways available in science.

We have invested over $500 million  in our state-of-the-art learning and research centres, including the $100m La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. As the only University in Australia with its own wildlife sanctuary, we have some of the most unique study opportunities in the country .

Career opportunities

Our Bachelor of Science will prepare you for a career in a variety of roles, including:

  • project coordinator or support officer
  • wildlife or environment ranger
  • teacher
  • scientific officer.

Once you graduate, you will be ready for job roles in areas as diverse as:

  • federal, state and local government departments
  • pathology and diagnostic imaging services
  • pharmaceutical development and manufacturing
  • food and beverage production
  • natural resources and energy
  • research
  • journalism

Our program is a building block for a range of careers. Past graduates have worked at:

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Parks Victoria
  • Melbourne Health
  • QANTAS
  • Victoria Police

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Course details for international students

Bachelor of Science (022039C)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
34 600
Campus:
Bendigo; Melbourne
Duration:
3 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English; TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22; Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course; English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher; or approved international equivalent.
Additional information:
Mid-year entry is only available to students with advanced standing for the subject Chemistry Foundations.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Specialisations, majors and minors

This degree has a variety of majors on offer, with options to take a double major now easier and more streamlined than ever before.

Our Majors are:

Melbourne majors:

  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Genetics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Regional majors (Bendigo):

  • Molecular Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Regional majors (Albury-Wodonga):

  • Biomedical Science
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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