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.

Short courses

Visit our short courses page to find out more.

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.