This course is for high achieving students who would like to explore Science more deeply and participate more fully in the academic and research culture of their chosen discipline.
The structure is similar to the Bachelor of Science during the first year. There are additional subjects such as Research, Science and Society and internships or placements with research groups and organisations. Academic advisers can help you design a course to match your interests and career aspirations.
The course allows highly motivated, inquiring students to develop their potential as professional scientists. In their first year students select two disciplines from a range of subjects, laying the foundation for specialisation in later years. Science research internship and individual mentoring are features of the program. Through fieldwork and practical experience students undertake hands-on study and research in the field (eg, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, mangroves, tropical savanna, and the Great Barrier Reef).
Also available at Cairns Campus
English, Maths B and Chemistry for all majors except:
Physics major – English, Maths B, Chemistry and Physics or (in lieu of Physics) Maths C
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).
Additional selection requirements
Queensland OP 6 (or equivalent) or better is required for entry
Special admission requirements
JCU students who have completed the first year of the Bachelor of Science, with a GPA of greater than 5.5, may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced).
Contact Telephone:+ 61 7 4781 6823