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When you choose the Biological Sciences major in Bachelor of Science at RMIT, you enjoy flexibility with a degree that allows you to pursue a specialisation in biological sciences while gaining practical real-world experience.
The biological sciences are a broad collection of fields that study life in all its forms – microbes, fungi, plants and animals – and at all levels: from molecules and metabolism to cells and genes, to whole organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems.
Biologists work in laboratories with sophisticated instrumentation and techniques, as well as in the field with the latest digital technologies (and their trusty buckets and shovels).
Biological studies involve keen observation, classical experimentation, and the development of new technologies and applications. With their new ideas and modern tools, biologists are driving many innovations in today’s world, ranging from molecular engineering that improves lives to tackling the numerous threats facing the biodiversity of our planet.
This major gives you breadth of knowledge across all forms and processes of life, practical skills in the lab and field, and a specialisation in your chosen area.
With the Bachelor of Science at RMIT you will enjoy a cross-disciplinary, flexible and personalised degree that allows you to pursue a range of diverse interest areas across business. You will gain practical real-world experience throughout your degree.
Learn and apply cutting-edge biology techniques and practices in laboratory and field settings.
Study broadly across all organisms and scales, and specialise in-depth in environmental biology and ecosystems or biotechnology.
Conduct projects in collaboration with industry partners or informed by industry practices.
Field trips like the Lizard Island and Fiji coral reef surveys were only a couple of the incredible highlights of the Biological Sciences major. The hands-on experience in these stunning locations left us well-equipped for careers and with memories that will last a lifetime!
- Alex, Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
RMIT’s Bachelor of Science will equip you with the expertise, experience and professional skills to have a successful career as a scientist.
With the practical, research and soft skills developed and gained through your study in this degree, you can go on to work or undertake further study in a range of areas.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences, you may find work in roles such as:
If you decide to major in biological sciences with the Bachelor of Science, the following guide will help you to understand what your subject plan will look like.
This combination of knowledge and skills will prepare you for the complexities of the modern science landscape and equip you to make a meaningful impact in your chosen career path.
The following majors (8 subjects per major) allow for a double major with biological sciences to be undertaken:
Suggested generalist minors to combine with the Biological Sciences major are listed below:
This is just one of the 8 majors that you can choose from. Visit the Bachelor of Science course page to find full course information, explore your study options, and get details on entry requirements, pathways, fees, plan structure and more.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.