Domestic Bachelor of Science

Domestic Bachelor of Science

With a Bachelor of Science at JCU, you can pursue the scientific study that aligns with your interest, aptitude and career goals. JCU’s Bachelor of Science has 9 majors to choose from. Build a fundamental understanding of key scientific fields, and then explore areas of specialisation that align with core industry opportunities.

Tailor your science degree to suit your interests

Learn the fundamentals of science in your first year, then select one or two specialisations to continue building knowledge and skills in your chosen discipline.

You can also expand your knowledge by choosing to enrol in a minor or include elective subjects available per semester or trimester. This versatility allows you to gain a breadth of insights, knowledge bases and experiences while studying science at university.

Small class sizes allow you to make strong connections with your peers and with expert academics who are committed to your success. Throughout your degree, you will develop professional networks as well as key employability skills, relevant to your discipline, that will equip you to kickstart your career upon graduation.

Hands-on learning in practical classrooms

When you study science in North Queensland at JCU, you’ll undertake real-world projects and research in unrivalled locations, including the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the Australian Outback. JCU’s contemporary facilities provide you with dynamic spaces within which to learn and grow, such as The Science Place (LEED Gold Certified), the Orpheus Island Research Station and the Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

Gain the confidence to initiate and conduct research, with opportunities to design reliable, evidence-based laboratory and field experiments. You’ll learn the keys for determining the best methods, techniques and tools to support your investigations. Learn side-by-side with leading academics and industry experts both in class and in professional settings.

Upon completing this Bachelor of Science course, you will be equipped with advanced skills and a knowledge base relevant to a vast range of settings, including the global Tropics.

Students who are based in Townsville and have completed at least one year of their degree are eligible to apply for an Australian Public Service Academy Campus position. With opportunities in the Digital and Data spheres, you can align your studies to part-time work, that may translate into a full-time job offer upon graduation. Explore the APS Data and Digital Programs page for more information.

View the handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment,and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Science.