Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Students challenge and develop their critical thinking and analytical skills in this elite four-year program, and prepare for a rewarding career in science research and industry. Throughout the program students work alongside researchers and collaborate with their peers on cutting-edge research projects to challenge their problem-solving capabilities and develop research, analytical and communications skills. In first year, a broad range of advanced courses will build interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and practical skills.

Students develop their scientific expertise and technical skills through a core specialisation. They choose from 23 specialist fields from across science and mathematics or diversify their skill set by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics . The final year will be dedicated to an independent research project in a chosen specialisation. For more information, visit Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons) at UQ.


Applied Mathematics; archaeological science; biochemistry and molecular biology; bioinformatics; biomedical science; cell biology; chemistry; coastal and ocean science; computer science; earth science; ecology and conservation biology; food science and nutrition; food technology; genetics; geographical science, marine biology, mathematics, microbiology, physics; plant science; psychology (only available as a second major); public health; statistics; zoology. 33 science majors and 47 general minors 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); Two of Ag Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environ Science, Specialist Mathematics or Physics, at least one of which must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




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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.

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Career opportunities

Research institutes; private, public sector and charity organisations; universities; hospitals and healthcare; defence; conservation; finance.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$7340 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time