Bachelor of Science

Kickstart your career in science. Choose from nine different majors and pursue scientific discovery. Undertake real-world research in state-of-the-art facilities and locations like the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Contribute to sustainable and innovative practices that secure a better future for people and communities in the Tropics.

5 Stars

for learner engagement Good Universities Guide 2023, UG Science & Maths

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment Good Universities Guide 2023

5 Stars

for median graduate salary Good Universities Guide 2023, 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

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2023 fees will be uploaded by October, 2022.


3 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.5

Assumed Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

One of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Marine Science, Specialist Maths or Physics (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316061
  • 326061

Course detail

Real stories

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.