Science

Why study science?

New discoveries and developments are being made in science all the time. A Bachelor of Science will allow you to gain the skills and knowledge to help solve global issues such as climate change, the protection of endangered animals and cancer treatment.

Our Bachelor of Science has plenty of flexibility with 14 subject areas to choose from, and the opportunity to include subjects from other disciplines as part of your degree. You start with a broad range of subjects in first year and then specialise in one or two areas.

Enjoy guest lecturers and work placement opportunities with leading government and research organisations. You can also gain volunteer experience to help build your CV.

Career opportunities in science

The Bachelor of Science is a building block for a range of careers, giving you a broad grounding in many areas of science. You can go on to further study or find a role in areas such as government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism, or management.

Major areas

Melbourne

Bendigo

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts

Popular course

ATAR and location: Melbourne: 50 Albury-Wodonga: 56.9 Bendigo: 53.3 Mildura: N/P Shepparton: 56.55

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent 3 years

Bachelor of Biological Sciences

ATAR and location: Melbourne: 55.25 Albury-Wodonga: 57.35

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent 3 years

Bachelor of Science

Popular course

ATAR and location: Melbourne: 62 Albury-Wodonga: 53.95 Bendigo: 50.4

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. 3 years

Doctor of Philosophy

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: Anytime 2018 Anytime 2018

Duration: 4 years full-time or up to 10 years part-time 4 years

Graduate Diploma in Science

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 1 year full-time or up to 2 years part-time 1 year

Master of Agricultural Science

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Anytime 2018 Anytime 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time, or up to 4 years part-time 2 years

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time 2 years

Master of Biotechnology Management

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent 2 years full-time

Master of Chemical Sciences

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time 2 years

Master of Data Science

Popular course

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent 2 years full-time

Master of Nanotechnology

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time. 2 years

Master of Science

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: Anytime 2018 Anytime 2018

Duration: 1-2 years full-time or 2-4 years part-time 2 years

Master of Science in Physical Sciences

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time 2 years

Bachelor of Science - Dr Fiona Bird

Student and graduate profiles

Students from our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

Science placements

Work Integrated Learning programs allows students to undertake placements in a wide variety of settings. Learn more.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.