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Explore your passion for biological science

Griffith is the perfect place to take the next step in your career, with a range of specialities to choose from including theoretical and applied science, such as biochemistry and marine biology, through to new interdisciplinary fields such as bioinformatics.

You'll study core science courses as well as choose a major that suits your interests and career plans. You'll learn from experts in their field, and undertake laboratory work in state-of-the-art facilities or in the field. In your final year, you can participate in industry internships to gain employment-relevant experience.

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Study biological science at Griffith

Range of specialist options

The majors within biological science are part of our Bachelor of Science program offered on both our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Our courses in the biological sciences field range from the human sciences to wildlife biology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Amazing research opportunities

Our Griffith science students have opportunities to be involved with amazing real life projects. The Griffith Sea Jellies Research Lab is a unique collaboration between Sea World and Griffith University. Our state-of-the-art laboratory, specially designed for studying sea jellies, is located within Sea World’s ‘Sea Jellies Illuminated’ exhibit and is on display to the public. The laboratory provides fantastic opportunities for studying sea jellies and for engaging the public in scientific research.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters, you have choices.

5-Star Rated

Science at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Star Allen

Bachelor of Science student

'I've learned a lot at Griffith from leaders that have produced a lot of important environmental work, but also kind of inspire you.'

Star Allen

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

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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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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