Bachelor of Science
Griffith University - Nathan

Course outline

Science is at the heart of every facet of life. It is a fascinating career choice, with research and development at its core. In this degree you’ll study all areas of the sciences before specialising with your choice of major. You’ll have the flexibility to decide what interests you the most, so you can shape a career that you’re passionate about in the biological, clinical, chemical, physical or mathematical sciences. You’ll have access to experts from renowned research centres who are focussed on solving the big problems that face us today. They’re developing new drugs to combat cancer and infectious diseases, new sources of energy to power our society, and new ways to manage our waterways and improve food production. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Science at GU .


Griffith offers a number of admission pathways to your preferred degree. If you don’t meet the minimum ATAR/selection rank for this degree, you will automatically be considered for a place in the Diploma of Applied Science/Bachelor of Science. This means you may receive an offer into the Bachelor of Science which is conditional on successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Science at Griffith University. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Science you will be transferred into the second year of the Bachelor of Science program. Visit Undergraduate diplomas for more information.


Applied mathematics; archaeology (Nathan only); biochemistry and molecular biology; chemistry; clinical sciences (Nathan only); data science; geography; marine biology (Gold Coast only); microbiology (Nathan only); physics; wildlife biology. Students can choose up to two majors.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith University for: D Applied Science/B Science. Depending on major, refer to entries under Griffith College for: D Health Sciences/B Science; D Science/B Science.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Admissions Criteria

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Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Recommended study
One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Assumed knowledge

General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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Career opportunities

Depending on your major, you’ll be prepared for a wide array of careers in biological, chemical and clinical sciences as a microbiologist, pharmaceutical scientist, biochemist, chemist or biotechnologist; mathematician or physicist; or, with further study, in a broader role for example as a science journalist, patent lawyer, or science teacher. Increasingly, employers in the finance sector are looking to employ science graduates in a wide range of areas that require research and analytical skills, including the application of mathematics and statistics in the finance sector. You may also choose to undertake a fourth year research honours program which can lead to a PhD and a career in research.


Depending on major: Royal Australian Chemical Institute; Australian Institute of Physics; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australian Mathematical Society; Australian Society for Medical Research; Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology; Australian Society of Plant Scientists; Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Ausbiotech Ltd.

Course Code
Start Date

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CSP/$7500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time