Bachelor of Human Sciences

Understand what it is to be human - from our structure, function, development and genetics, to adaptation, performance and evolution.

Minimum ATAR
Years Full-Time

Careers and further study

Career opportunities

A degree in can lead to careers such as:

  • Bioinformatician  
  • Data analyst
  • Health policy planner

Further study

Masters of Bioinformatics (via Human Sciences and Data Analytics major)

Masters of Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) (via Human Science and Neuroscience major)

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to: 

  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 80
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in the first year.
  • Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first year mathematics units

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.

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.

If you don’t meet these entry requirements, you can apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science and subsequently apply to transfer into this course, subject to meeting course transfer requirements set out in the course rules.

About the Bachelor of Human Sciences

The Bachelor of Human Sciences degree provides students with the opportunity to develop fundamental interdisciplinary understanding of human function and behaviour (including variation) and the manner in which humans adapts to challenging and disruptive change. The degree houses a suite of majors that examine the biology of ‘being human’ in today’s world with an emphasis on how biology and behaviour of humans are influenced by genetic, developmental, ecological and cultural factors. Graduates will enhance skills needed for the future such as analytical thinking and innovation, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving. The suite of majors in the degree also develop other relevant transferable skills for effective communication and engagement with stakeholders in the relevant disciplines, and prepare students for honours in a broad range of areas in science.

Why study Human Sciences at UWA?

  1. The Bachelor of Human Sciences is the only specialised degree of its kind offered in Western Australia.
  2. Be a part of a world top 100 university. You'll be joining a network of passionate, resourceful, intelligent leaders. A community with a reputation and vision for leading positive change in our region and worldwide.
  3. Seek an education with a difference. With real industry connections, you’ll graduate with the skills and connections to jump right in to a career you love, and the wisdom to thrive in your field into the future.
Bachelor of Human Sciences

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 4
  • Available
  • 80
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
  • 3 Years Full-Time
  • BP031
  • Specialised Bachelor's Degree
  • UWA (Crawley campus)
  • 108367E

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Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.

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