Bachelor of Biological Science
Help preserve our ecosystems and protect the future of wildlife and their environments
Bachelor of Biological Science and Master of Biological Science
Help preserve our ecosystems and protect the future of wildlife through conservation of our threatened animals and their environments.
Bachelor of Biological Science and Master of Biotechnology
Gain a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialisation and intellectual property (IP) protection.
Biodiversity and Evolution (Extended Major)
Plant Biology (Extended Major)
Apply knowledge from botany, molecular sciences and genetics to work on applications to real-world problems.
Wildlife Conservation (Extended Major)
Focusing on unique Australian fauna, you’ll learn about the processes leading to the exceptional biodiversity that exists today.
The learning experience
Study area - Natural and Physical Sciences
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Careers and further study
Graduates will thrive in:
- Botanic Garden Curator
- Conservation biologist
- Flora or fauna consultant
- Evolutionary biologist
- Graduate research officer
- Research Scientist
- Restoration ecologist
- Science communicator
- Wildlife officer
Graduates may work as:
- Conservation biologist or officer
- Environmental consultant, manager or scientist
- Research scientist
- Science communicator
- University lecturer
- Wildlife officer
On completion of the Bachelor of Biological Science, graduates have the opportunity for further study in:
- Honours in Biological Science
- Honours in Genetics
- Master of Biological Science
- Master of Bioinformatics
- Master's in Molecular Sciences
To be considered for this course you need to:
- Achieve the University’s minimum entry score
- Demonstrate English language competence
- Satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
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Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Biological Science
A Bachelor of Biological Science from UWA will equip you with skills and knowledge that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe, and enable you to understand the vulnerabilities and resilience of life on our planet. You’ll explore the growth, reproduction, adaptation and evolution of living organisms and discover how species and ecological communities can be managed, conserved and restored.
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 years full time
- Specialised Bachelor's Degree
- UWA (Crawley campus)
About the course
The Bachelor of Biological Science teaches you how living organisms, ranging from microbes to megaflora and megafauna, grow, reproduce, adapt and evolve. You will learn how species and ecological communities can be managed, conserved and restored, using techniques ranging from genetic analysis to data collection from whole populations and ecosystems, to big data synthesis science.
Why study Bachelor of Biological Science at UWA?
- UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020)
- Australia's flora and fauna is megadiverse, and Western Australia is home to about half of both our plant and animal species
- The specific skills and knowledge developed and demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by employers and will make you highly competitive in the job market