"The small classes allowed a close-knit network between students and academics. My degree was mentally stimulating and challenging, but rewarding in a supportive environment."
Alison, BA Science
Excellent Science degree at University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle is recognised nationally and internationally for the excellence of its scientific research. In 2012, Excellence in Research for Australia ranked the University of Newcastle equivalent to world-class standard and above in seven of our science disciplines.
The Bachelor of Science is one of our excellent courses taught by active researchers informing students of the latest developments and advancements happening in the real world. Students on the programme are encouraged to work alongside leading researchers through the Merit Pathway.
Specialise within the Science area of your choice
On this programme, you can choose to major in the area of your choice. This enables you to gain detailed skills and a strong understanding of key principles in your chosen specialty. You may also undertake a double major to maximise your skill and knowledge base.
Tailor your degree to suit your interests and career objectives by choosing among the following majors: Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Marine Sciences, Mathematics co-major, Photonics, Physics, Psychology, Sustainable resource management or Statistics co-major.
Work in world-class facilities
Students on the Bachelor of Sciences at the University of Newcastle work in laboratories to develop analytical, research and communication skills. You will have access to world-class facilities including our nano-science and chemistry laboratories, mathematics grid room and psychology clinic.
There are many career opportunities both in Australia and internationally you may follow when you graduate. Science professionals work in many areas including minerals and energy industries, urban and rural planning, fisheries, environmental authorities, marine and national parks and wildlife etc.. After studying at the University of Newcastle you will be highly sought after by employers across sectors.