The flexibility of the Bachelor of Science is ideal if you want to pursue a career in science but aren't sure what field you would like to specialise in. You are encouraged to choose a broad range of courses in your first year, to expand your general understanding of science and enable you to choose from a wide selection of major options in your second and third year. There are 24 majors to choose from including Anatomy, Food Science, Microbiology, Physiology, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Psychology, Biology, Geography, Neuroscience, Statistics, Biotechnology, Marine and Coastal Science, Pathology, Vision Science, Chemistry, Materials Science, Pharmacology, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physical Oceanography, Ecology and Physics. If you already know what you want to specialise in, you can tailor your degree from the start.
Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.
On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.
Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.
We offer a range of scholarships for local and international students, including high school leavers, other future students and current UNSW students.
1. Ethical, social and professional understanding including the ability to critically reflect upon broad ethical principles and codes of conduct in order to behave consistently with a personal respect and commitment to ethical practice and social responsibility, multicultural, cultural and personal diversity.
2. Teamwork, collaborative and management skills including the ability to recognise opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative scientific research, and to demonstrate a capacity for self management, teamwork, leadership and decision making based on open-mindedness, objectivity and reasoned analysis in order to achieve common goals and further the learning of themselves and others.
3. Information literacy including the ability to make appropriate and effective use of information and information technology relevant to their discipline.
4. Effective and appropriate communication in both professional (intra and inter disciplinary) and social (local and international) contexts.
5. Research, enquiry and analytical thinking abilities including the ability to construct new concepts or create new understanding through the process of enquiry, critical analysis, problem solving and research.
6. Capability and motivation for intellectual development; including capacity for creativity, critical evaluation, entrepreneurship and demonstrating a commitment to their own learning, motivated by curiosity and an appreciation of the value of learning.
1. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank
The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.
2. 2019 QLD OP
QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.
3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry
Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.
4. 2019 A levels
The 2019 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
5. 2019 IB Diploma
The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.
6. 2019 Lowest ATAR
The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.