Bachelor of Science

Embrace the exciting world of science. Pair your scientific study with experiences like no other — explore environments like the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest or conduct research in state-of-the-art labs. Learn how to train an AI algorithm to identify flora and fauna species or dig into the earth’s history to find prehistoric remains. Graduate career-ready with advanced practical skills and a drive for discovery.

5 Stars

for learner engagement 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Science & Maths

5 Stars

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide

5 Stars

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Science & Maths


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.5

Recommended Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry, General Maths or Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C) – Mathematical Methods recommended for the Majors in Maths, Physics, and Data Science.

QTAC Codes

  • 316061
  • 326061

Course detail

Real stories

  • Student

    Kyana Pike

    Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology and Ecology

    I chose to pursue a career in science to satisfy my curiosity about the natural world. I am looking forward to using my creative problem-solving skills and analytical tools to answer some of the burning questions ecologists have about conservation and how we can better balance the needs of people and wildlife.

  • Angus Shephard, Doctor Philosophy (Natural and Physical Sciences)


    Angus Shephard

    Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in Chemistry

    JCU has a great range of facilities which have allowed me to collect research data and gain hands-on experience in a variety of relevant skills and techniques. I’ve had many great opportunities, whether it be attending conferences to present my research to spending time overseas to collaborate on research projects.

  • Student of Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology and Ecology

    International student – USA

    Shania Bolen

    Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology and Ecology

    JCU provided me with the best location possible in the Tropics, along with a great research reputation. It also allowed me to take courses that let me fully learn and explore topics that I was passionate about. I loved it so much that I transferred to finish my degree here!

  • Lecturer at the College of Science and Engineering


    Dr Tasmin Rymer

    College of Science and Engineering

    JCU is recognised globally for its excellence in research in several areas. Our small class sizes provide students with access to lecturers who genuinely care about their progress and their studies. Our courses are also embedded with work-integrated learning, making JCU graduates highly sought after in the workforce.

  • Dr. Lyndon Llewellyn, Australian Institute of Marine Science


    Dr. Lyndon Llewellyn

    Australian Institute of Marine Science

    JCU students are of a like mind to us. They want to make the world a better place and they bring that desire into their work with us. They are practical, passionate and willing to tackle challenging problems through science.