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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science program is ideal for students who enjoy and are inspired by the breadth of science. It provides the most flexibility due to its diverse range of course offerings from a number of disciplines. In the first year level, students enrol in a combination of courses that prepares them to follow pathways through to major study areas in third year. Science students learn a number of transferable skills including: analytical methods, laboratory and field techniques, information technology skills, teamwork, initiative and the ability to communicate and cooperate with people from varied backgrounds and expertise. These are highly sought after skills that are useful in a wide range of careers and are not limited to scientific areas.

A key focus of the Bachelor of Science is understanding, reasoning and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modelling and calculation. A quality education in science from UWA will equip you with attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe. The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity. Discipline areas range from cutting-edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields of science. Acquiring the communication and research skills embedded throughout each major, you will be well prepared for many diverse and exciting careers.

Scientists study the nature of the universe, its properties, the life that exists within it, and the laws that govern the behaviour of all matter. As a student you will investigate the big issues confronting our planet including climate change, diagnosis and treatment of disease, healthy lifestyles, food sustainability, and conserving biodiversity. The importance of science in determining the wellbeing of our society is recognised by industry, business and government. UWA is ranked second in Australia (Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2016) in Life and Agricultural Sciences and boasts staff who are among the world’s leading teachers and researchers. Their research will form an integral part of your learning experience.

The Bachelor of Science provides a multitude of study options, graduate pathways and career outcomes, and the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your interests and goals. The Bachelor of Science spans the sciences, health sciences, technology and engineering systems.

As well as preparing you for a professional career in science, the Bachelor of Science is the first step towards a career in fields such as engineering, veterinary science or health practice, which can be pursued through further study. This course is an ideal pathway, along with the Bachelor of Biomedicine, to graduate professional entry programs in dental science, medicine, nursing, optometry and physiotherapy.

The Bachelor of Science is a versatile degree that provides students with the optimal balance between a defined sequence of study and flexible course options. This innovative program has been redesigned to develop graduates with the key practical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge required to address today's global challenges.

Students will study an extensive range of courses underpinned by cutting edge research and develop high levels of personal initiative, independent thinking and communication skills. Graduates will be qualified for employment opportunities in a wide array of science and non-science industries.