Science

Why study science?

A La Trobe degree in science allows you to gain the skills and knowledge required to help solve global issues such as climate change, the protection of endangered animals and cancer treatment. New discoveries and developments are being made in science all the time.

A science degree from La Trobe provides you with plenty of flexibility with a wide variety of subject areas to choose from and the opportunity to include subjects from other disciplines as part of your degree. La Trobe's science degrees start at undergraduate level with a broad range of topics in first year and allow you to specialise as you progress into subsequent years of the degree.

This strong foundation provides our graduates the opportunity to then explore further postgraduate study in science or even specialise in particular fields of scientific research.

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

Learn more about studying science at La Trobe University and how we can help you with your career in science today.

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.

Majors

Melbourne

Bendigo

Short courses

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

Courses

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Bachelor of Arts

Popular course

ATAR and location:Melbourne: 50.1Albury-Wodonga: 54.4Bendigo: 53Mildura: 60.8Shepparton: NA

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

Duration: 3 years3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Graduate Diploma in Science

Location: Melbourne

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

Duration: 1 year1 year full-time or up to 2 years part-time

Master of Chemical Sciences

Location: Melbourne

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

Duration: 2 years2 years full-time

Master of Data Science

Popular course

Location: Melbourne

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

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent2 years full-time

Master of Nanotechnology

Location: Melbourne

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

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

Master of Science

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: AnytimeAnytime

Duration: 1-2 years full-time or 2-4 years part-time2 years

Master of Science in Physical Sciences

Location: Melbourne

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

Duration: 2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time2 years

Bachelor of Science - Dr Fiona Bird

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.