Bachelor of Biological Science

Help preserve our ecosystems and protect the future of wildlife and their environments

Minimum ATAR
Years Full-Time

Careers and further study

Bachelor of Biological Science

Career opportunities

Graduates will thrive in:

  • Botanist
  • Botanic Garden Curator
  • Conservation biologist
  • Flora or fauna consultant
  • Evolutionary biologist
  • Graduate research officer
  • Research Scientist
  • Restoration ecologist
  • Science communicator
  • Wildlife officer
  • Zookeeper
  • Zoologist 

Graduates may work as:

  • Biologist 
  • Botanist 
  • Conservation biologist or officer 
  • Ecologist 
  • Environmental consultant, manager or scientist 
  • Geneticist 
  • Research scientist 
  • Science communicator 
  • Teacher 
  • University lecturer 
  • Wildlife officer 
  • Zoologist 
Bachelor of Biological Science
Bachelor of Biological Science

Further study

On completion of the Bachelor of Biological Science, graduates have the opportunity for further study in:

Bachelor of Biological Science

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

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)

You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course here.

View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.

Assured Pathway information

If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

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.

Bachelor of Biological Science

Quick details

  • Available
  • 80
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
  • 3 years full time
  • BP025
  • 107722K
  • Specialised Bachelor's Degree
  • UWA (Crawley campus)
Bachelor of Biological Science

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.

Bachelor of Biological Science

Why study Bachelor of Biological Science at UWA?

  1. UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020) 
  2. Australia's flora and fauna is megadiverse, and Western Australia is home to about half of both our plant and animal species 
  3. 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 
Student story

Tash Harrison

Student story
Tash Harrison
Alumni story

Natalie Schmitt

Alumni story
Natalie Schmitt
Ranked 1st in Australia and 37th in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2022)

Fieldwork in Science

Students on a boat in Elizabeth Quay

Testing a new place for Western Swamp Tortoises in a changing climate

Western swamp tortoise