The Bachelor of Science provides a thorough grounding in science as well as the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest through the study of a major in regenerative agriculture, environmental chemistry, biology, engineering or mathematics.
The degree is ideal for attaining a general overview of science before specialising in a specific course of study. It offers flexibility in subject choices and a wide range of electives, enabling you to tailor your study to your learning goals.
You will complete either an internship or an integrated project as part of your studies, giving you the opportunity to investigate a particular area in depth and develop your knowledge and skills in a field that interests you.
This course is delivered through the School of Environment, Science and Engineering, a leader in environmental sustainability with state-of-the-art science and engineering facilities and an international research profile.
Majors to select from include:
(Locations are indicated in brackets. Please note that some majors are only available online.)
Regenerative Agriculture examines human ecology, agroecology, regenerative agronomy and soil management as well as the planning of rural landscapes. It draws on the University's specialist expertise in plant science, agronomy, ecology, agroforestry, environmental chemistry and socio-ecological systems, developing specialist knowledge in a whole-of-system approach to food production and farm management. Includes on-farm residential schools. (Available online*)
Biology provides students with a broad base for understanding principles governing life processes at all levels-molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological. There is a strong focus on human impacts. The management of ecosystems is embedded throughout the major. (Available in Lismore and online*)
Engineering ensures students have a sound base of environmental engineering knowledge coupled with principles of physical and biological sciences. (Available in Lismore)
Environmental Chemistry gives students the knowledge to solve chemically related environmental problems. Students will also gain an overview of sediment and aquatic chemistry, which includes laboratory analysis of materials. (Available in Lismore and online*)
Mathematics provides an area of specialisation for students in advanced mathematical skills. Subject areas can include an overview of algebra, calculus, physics and more complex analysis and group theories. (Available online)
L = Lismore O = Online
*Include on-campus, residential workshops.
In public and private sectors as a regenerative agriculture specialist, farmer, resource manager and sustainability advisor and planner, policy developer, biologist, ecologist, health scientist, or in scientific research.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:
Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Science after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) including 2 core units and 4 major units with no more than 4 units awarded as Advanced Standing.
Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Science after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) including 2 core units and 4 major units with no more than 8 units awarded as Advanced Standing.