Bachelor of Science
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Use this flexible program to combine many aspects of science while developing your critical thinking, technical and communication skills. Study general science and non-science courses before specialising in your second and third years. UQ has one of the broadest selections of science disciplines in Australia and over 2200 reaching and research spaces. You’ll learn how to work confidently in a range of labs, including wet, dry and clinical labs, PC2 and PC3 labs, and animal diagnostic, operating and skills-training labs. Choose from 24 majors, 32 minors or 16 extended majors and focus your program towards your areas of interest or career goals. Depending on your specialisation you can enhance your experience and practical skills with fieldwork, research or internships, or international study options. Why not combine your scientific expertise with a language, communication or design studies to expand your skill set or follow your interests beyond science. Add an extra year of study (Honours) to prepare for a research career or consider studying one of the 13 dual degree options to broaden your career options. For more information, visit Bachelor of Science at UQ.


The Bachelor of Science is popular both as a pathway to medicine, or as a way to improve your entry rank for programs like engineering, veterinary science or pharmacy.


Applied mathematics; archaeological science; biochemistry and molecular biology; bioinformatics; biomedical science; cell biology; chemistry; coastal and ocean science; computer science; ecology and conservation biology; food science and nutrition; food technology; genetics; geographical science; marine biology; mathematics; microbiology; microbiology, infection and immunity; physics; plant science; psychology; public health; statistics; zoology. 32 minors and 16 extended majors also available.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science (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

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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

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Career opportunities

Find careers in research organisations, government, industry, environmental organisations, hospitals, science teaching (with further study), in any sector which requires good problem solving, quantitative and analytical skills.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$9120 (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