Bachelor of Advanced Science
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This course prepares high-achieving, highly motivated students to be future science leaders and researchers. First-year core subjects emphasise quantitative and computational skills while third-year students undertake a research internship to explore an outstanding problem in their chosen fields. Leading science professionals deliver seminars designed to develop students’ capacity to engage with the multidisciplinary challenges of the modern world. Students participate in fieldwork and practical activities to better understand the biological, physical, chemical, and geological processes that structure natural environments. The Physics major of this course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). The Chemistry major of this course is accredited with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). For current course information, visit Bachelor of Advanced Science at JCU.
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Townsville: Advanced molecular and cell biology; aquaculture science and technology; chemistry; data science; earth science; marine biology; mathematics; physics; zoology and ecology. Cairns: Data science; earth science; zoology and ecology. The first year only of the aquaculture science and technology and marine biology majors can be studied at Cairns.

Admissions Criteria

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


Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
English (Units 3/4, C), Chemistry (Units 3/4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
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Career opportunities

Researcher and research technician with government bodies, research organisations, private industries and consultancies in the fields of specialisation.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
Regular offers will be made

CSP/$6900 (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