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You'll experience flexibility and choice from day one
Your options range from cutting-edge theoretical and applied science, like biochemistry and marine biology, through to new interdisciplinary fields such as bioinformatics. Throughout your degree you will develop a deep conceptual understanding of modern biology, strong practical and analytical skills, and the intellectual agility essential for lifelong learning.
In your first year, you'll study core science courses. From your second year onwards, you'll choose a major that suits your interests and career plans. Undertake laboratory work in state-of-the-art facilities or fieldwork and, in your final year, you can participate in industry internships to gain employment-relevant experience.
Study biological science at Griffith
The majors within biological science are part of our Bachelor of Science program giving you a flexible, interdisciplinary and innovative course offered on both our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
We offer a diverse range of courses in the biological sciences field of study ranging from the human sciences to wildlife biology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This provides you the opportunity to follow your passion and land your dream job.
Science at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.
Bachelor of Science student
Caitlin Chan earned an OP 1 at school and was awarded the Dean's Sir Samuel Griffith scholarship. Caitlin's outstanding results meant that she could have gained entry into almost any degree program, but she just wasn't sure which career path was right for her. Caitlin chose a Bachelor of Science degree because it offered her so many options to explore.
|Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Environmental Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Environmental Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Forensic Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Science (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Science (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Science (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Master of Science||Nathan
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Double Degrees||Campus||OP rank|
|Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice||Nathan
|Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business||Nathan
|Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science||Gold Coast
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Depending on your major, you may find employment in hospitals and medical research institutes, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, or in private sector activities such as consultancy, policy analysis and development. You may also choose to undertake a fourth year research honours program, which can lead to a PhD and a career in research.
Not all science graduates work as scientists - the transferrable skills and methodology developed through your degree provide a springboard to any career where critical thinking, the ability to analyse and investigate new information and evidenced-based decision making are valued.
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Saturday 16 December — Thursday 21 December
Know Your Options - Online
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.
*Excluding Sunday 17 December.
Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.
Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August
Open Day 2019
With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith.