Bachelor of Science

Reason, logic, observation, analysis, resourcefulness, creativity, imagination, experimentation and synthesis – these are the essence of science.

Postgraduate courses

Majors available


Agribusiness encompasses the entire food production process, from business activities involved in production, financing and processing to marketing of food and fibre in order to feed a growing population.

Agricultural Science

Australia's agricultural industry is a key part of the world's food supply system. Agricultural Science provides the technology and research for sustainable, profitable and ethical food production worldwide.

Agricultural Technology

Agricultural technology is transforming the agricultural sector. This data-intensive technology has the potential to significantly increase food production, effectively, efficiently and sustainably.

Anatomy and Human Biology

The Anatomy and Human Biology major lets you discover how your body works, why it works that way, where people come from and how we are related to one another.

Bachelor of Science (Frontier Physics) and Master of Physics

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Studying this major provides a deep understanding of the molecular functions of all living things, and opens up opportunities in biotechnology, food production, medical diagnostics and public health.


Botanists investigate plant evolution and diversity as well as the effects of environmental and biological factors on the structure, functioning and ecology of plants.


Chemistry is the study of reactions and interactions between atoms, compounds and ions. It provides the foundation for jobs in nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biotech, materials science, energy and resources, the environment, and agriculture.

Computer Science

From search engines to smartphones, computer science involves the theory and design behind the intelligent systems and computers that transform the way we live, work and communicate.

Conservation Biology

Learn how to manage and research threatened species and ecological communities with a major in Conservation Biology.


With a major in Cybersecurity from UWA, you’ll be ready for a range of specialist cybersecurity roles.

Data Science

As one of the most rapidly growing fields in information technology, Data Science unearths value and meaning from data to help businesses and organisations across the globe.

Environmental Management

If you want to make a real and meaningful difference in protecting our environment this major will be for you.

Environmental Science

Studying Environmental Science will provide you with a strong research basis for solving environmental problems.

Exercise and Health

Are you passionate about exercise and health? Do you want to spread the word and educate others about keeping fit and being healthy?


Studying this major conveys profound knowledge on the function and inheritance of genes, preparing you for jobs in biotechnology, medicine, food production and environmental conservation.

Geographical Sciences

Geographical Sciences is the study of the Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments – Geographers use spatial information to solve the World’s big challenges.


Geology is an applied science that aims to understand all aspects of our planet, ranging from the Earth's surface to the deep interior.

Marine and Coastal Processes

Coastlines globally face unprecedented threats from continued development and climate change.

Marine Biology

Marine biology is the study of marine organisms, and their behaviours and interactions with the environment.


Mathematics is humanity's most powerful tool for comprehending the universe and is essential for many fields of modern endeavour such as science, technology, engineering and finance.

Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology together form the basis of our understanding of human health and disease.


How do medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, deafness, dementia and depression afflict the brain and nervous system? A Neuoroscience major will give you the answers.


Physics examines the world around us at the most fundamental level, from the origin and fate of the universe to the behaviour of matter on sub-atomic length scales and everything in between.


Learn about the molecular and cellular machinery that makes up your body, how it works in everyday life and what causes disease.

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Psychology is a fascinating and diverse area of study that seeks to answer questions about how and why people behave the way they do.

Science and Technology in Society

Philosophical and historical dimensions to science and technology, focusing on their past, present, and future impact on human society.

Sport Science

Do you want to work with elite athletes or the general public in the health and fitness sector? The Sport Science major will prepare you thoroughly for a successful career in the sport and recreation industries.


Statistics is the science concerned with developing and studying methods for collecting, analysing, interpreting and presenting empirical data.


Zoology focuses on the diversity of animals and how they survive, thrive and persist.

The learning experience

UWA's excellent facilities enable students to achieve high-quality research. These facilities include:

Barry J Marshall science library

UWA Exercise and Performance Centre

Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis

Plant Growth Facility

Centre for Sleep Science

Bayliss Building

Robin Winkler Clinic

Nathan's day at UWA

Follow Nathan, a first year Science student, through a typical day and discover the many advantages of studying at UWA.

Fees and scholarships

Domestic Student Fees

There is no current fee information available for this course. Please visit the fee calculator to browse course fees from a previous year, or other courses.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

International Student Fees

There is no current fee information available for this course. Please visit the fee calculator to browse course fees from a previous year, or other courses.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Careers and further study

Alumni STORY

Tegan Box – Marine Science/Zoology

While studying at UWA, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science, majoring in Zoology, and later did an honours thesis studying temperature-dependent sex determination in the flatback turtle. I then started working for Woodside Energy as an Environmental Adviser. My current role involves developing and coordinating various marine studies within areas Woodside is looking to develop, including marine turtle monitoring studies at Scott Reef and the Lanceped Islands. Woodside has also given me opportunities to extend my career further through leadership and auditor training courses. My UWA degree has been incredibly valuable in the marine monitoring and marine quarantine sections of my career.
Alumni STORY

Merise Hocking – Conservation Biology

At UWA, we learnt about plants in Perth’s metropolitan area and how to choose plants for water conservation. I’m now part of a team of botanists who conduct vegetation surveys all over Western Australia. This job has given me the opportunity to travel from as far as Albany on the South Coast all the way to Karratha in the Pilbara. UWA has excellent science and communication courses that help ensure that you leave university with impeccable report writing skills. I knew I had a passion for the environment but it wasn’t until I delved into my degree that I unveiled my true passions.
Bachelor of Science

Related careers

A UWA science degree opens the door to a huge range of careers. We challenge our students to think critically and push boundaries. The skills you learn will prepare you for positions in the professions, research and in areas where your skills will be highly sought after in an ever-changing workforce environment.

Search our A-Z careers.

Bachelor of 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 Science

A key focus of the Bachelor of Science is understanding, reasoning and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modelling and calculation. A quality education in science from UWA will equip you with attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe. The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity. Discipline areas range from cutting-edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields of science. Acquiring the communication and research skills embedded throughout each major, you will be well prepared for many diverse and exciting careers.

Bachelor of Science

Why study Science?

Scientists study the nature of the universe, its properties, the life that exists within it, and the laws that govern the behaviour of all matter. As a student you will investigate the big issues confronting our planet including climate change, diagnosis and treatment of disease, healthy lifestyles, food sustainability, and conserving biodiversity. The importance of science in determining the wellbeing of our society is recognised by industry, business and government.

UWA is ranked first in Australia for Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Marine/Ocean Engineering by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2020. We boast staff who are among the world’s leading teachers and researchers. Their research will form an integral part of your learning experience.

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 30
Minimum ATAR
  • 75
Intake months
  • February and July
Student to staff ratio
  • 22 : 1
Full time completion
  • 3 years full-time
Associated postgraduate courses
  • 50
  • 068914G

Meet our students

Bachelor of Science

First in Australia

for Clinical Medicine, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Marine/Ocean Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science

Work experience

The Bachelor of Science offers work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities where you can:

  • Gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience and skills
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop employability skills through a science work placement

Past placement examples include forensic labs, chemistry labs, marine field work, pharmaceuticals, regional farms, sporting clubs and zoology field work.

Bachelor of Science

Discover EZONE UWA

EZONE building
Bachelor of Science

Subject rankings

UWA is ranked in the world's top 50 institutions for:

(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Psychology
  • Sports-Related Subjects

(ARWU 2022)

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Human Biological Sciences
  • Oceanography

Bachelor of Science

Zoe Fitzgerald

Zoe Fitzgerald

"My experience at UWA has been nothing but positive and studying here has given me so many opportunities. UWA supported me in pursuing a New Colombo Plan scholarship, which enabled me to go on exchange to the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I spent six months studying and interning in Hong Kong, and did an internship with a peace-building organisation in Nepal after spending a month learning Nepali. These experiences have been unforgettable and have allowed me to grow in many different ways."

Read more about Zoe's story.

A pathway for you. A place for you

This course is available for Experience-based entry

Together with this course, you can also apply for a select number of our undergraduate bachelor's degrees.

Through our Experience-based entry, we will assess all your academic achievements, qualifications and life experiences using a point system, where points will be awarded for each item submitted, and the total number of points will determine your eligibility.

Click here to find out more about how Experience-based entry works, courses available, check your eligibility and see our FAQs.

A pathway for you. A place for you

Basundhara Dutta

Basundhara Dutta

"I got involved with uni life from the day I started university. I joined as many clubs as I could during Orientation Week. I started uni with a mindset that I wanted to do more than just study from 9am to 5pm and contribute to our campus life and the wider community. This year, I am the Guild’s Environment Officer and the President for UWA French Club. As the Environment Officer, I run events and initiatives to promote sustainability on campus, from running EnviroFest to make-your-own keep cup events."

Read more about Basundhara's story.

Bachelor of Science

Highly cited scientists

UWA celebrates more than 10 highly cited scientists across a range of disciplines. Highly cited scientists are defined as pre-eminent researchers who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work. Our highly cited scientists include:

Find out more.

Bachelor of Science

85% student resources satisfaction

The percentage of students satisfied with the availability and quality of learning resources in 2018.
Bachelor of Science

5000+ students

including 23 per cent from overseas.
Bachelor of Science

Admission entry pathways

UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and international students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.