Why study science at La Trobe?
State-of-the-art infrastructure investment
We've invested more than $500 million in advanced on-campus science learning and research facilities.
Learn more about our infrastructure projects.
Top 250 globally
We're ranked in the world’s top 250 universities for life sciences.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, World University Rankings 2023 by subject: life sciences
Top 20 worldwide
La Trobe ranks in the top 20 universities for our work to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022
Make an informed choice
Our one-on-one consultations are designed to hone your objectives and provide practical guidance about your study options
What could your future hold?
Help solve the biggest challenges facing humanity with a science degree from La Trobe. Take part in collaborative experiments, innovative projects and industry learning through placements with our partners. You’ll discover a huge range of majors and electives so you can study what interests you most from experts in their fields.
Courses in science
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Bachelor of Biological Sciences
La Trobe’s Bachelor of Biological Sciences gives you a strong scientific grounding and the flexibility to specialise in an area that interests you.
Bachelor of Science
Passionate about science? La Trobe's Bachelor of Science offers you foundational skills in science and the freedom to delve into your passions.
Graduate Certificate in Data Science Fundamentals
Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Be a trailblazer in the vast, varied and rapidly growing field of biotechnology with La Trobe’s Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
Master of Biotechnology Management
Study for a Master of Biotechnology Management at La Trobe Uni and advance your science career by developing management skills and biotechnology expertise.
Master of Chemical Sciences
Study a Master of Chemical Sciences at La Trobe University. Refine your chemistry skills & build a highly specialised skillset and grow your career.
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Meet one of our graduates
'Many lecturers went out of their way to help me succeed. They were more than happy to discuss scientific research above and beyond the prescribed course work.'
'The hands-on practical classes – including dissections, research projects, fieldwork and off campus excursions – cemented the theory taught in lectures. Group assignments taught me how to collaborate, manage people and delegate tasks – skills I’m now applying in my current role.'
Unleash your curiosity on the world
Experience innovative teaching and research spaces
No matter which course you choose, you’ll learn in high-tech labs or in the field. At La Trobe, you could study biodiversity in our wildlife sanctuary. Or learn about agriculture, biology or agribusiness in the Centre for AgriBioscience. Or get up close and personal in our $100 million molecular science lab.
Connect with mentors and experts in science
At La Trobe, you’re not just another student. You’ll experience one-on-one learning with mentors, consultations and support. And your topics will be taught by industry experts and researchers whose work is rated well above standard in 15 fields of scientific research.
Gain the skills to change the world for good
Investigate some of the most pressing challenges of our time such as climate change, drought and cancer. Whatever your mission, you’ll explore the skills and innovative mindset needed to drive positive change.
Your study experience
We offer a range of scholarships to help you succeed. Find the right one for you.
How to apply
Find the right way to apply for study at La Trobe.
If you don't meet the requirements of your preferred course then a pathway option might be the answer.
Develop the skills and experience employers want with placements and practicals.
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