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Bachelor of Science

Develop your passion for innovation and make a genuine difference to your community and the environment.


in Queensland for full-time graduate employment* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area


in the world for Marine and Freshwater Biology* *CWUR 2017

Five stars

for learner engagement* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July
  • Singapore: March, July, November



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


3 years full-time

Entry Requirements

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)

View the international entry requirements for this course



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.