Bachelor of Science
Reason, logic, observation, analysis, resourcefulness, creativity, imagination, experimentation and synthesis – these are the essence of science.
From search engines to smartphones, computer science involves the theory and design behind the intelligent systems and computers that transform the way we live, work and communicate.
Marine Science focuses on the understanding and protection of the marine environment and the organisms that live there.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine can be considered the basis of modern scientific medical knowledge and plays a critical role in evidence-based medicine. This major allows you to understand the causes and mechanisms of human disease, as well as how they are investigated in the laboratory.
A major in Neuroscience allows you to explore how nervous systems work and how nervous system function can be restored after disease and injury to the brain.
Natural Resource Management
Natural resource managers guide sustainable development to protect environmental and community assets.
Microbiology and Immunology
Microbes are organisms too small to be seen without a microscope and Microbiology is the study of these organisms and the role they play in health, disease and the environment.
Medical Sciences integrates knowledge of how the human body functions, how it reacts to disease and pharmacological treatment for disease, with the skills needed to enter a range of clinical and academic health professions.
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics is humanity's most powerful tool for comprehending the universe and is essential for many fields of modern endeavours such as science, technology, engineering and finance.
Pharmacology provides a modern understanding of how medicines produce their effects on the body and how such knowledge is used to alleviate suffering caused by disease.
Physics examines the world around us at the most fundamental level, from the origin and fate of the universe to the behaviour of matter on subatomic length scales – and everything in between.
Ever wondered about the science behind elite performance? A Sport Science major provides you with expertise in sport sciences and trains you for a career in the sporting industry. We have excellent links with industry for practicum placements and world-class facilities and teachers to support your learning.<br /> <br />
If you are creative, love science and want to work with people, Science Communication is an ideal major for you. Science communicators work to facilitate public engagement with scientific issues.
Quantitative methods is the range of mathematical and statistical techniques used to analyse data in a variety of subject areas such as science, economics, marketing, engineering, medicine, public health, psychology, education and sport.
Psychology (double major)
Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour.
Psychological Science is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour, and is a challenging and wide-ranging discipline.
A major in Population Health allows you to study the patterns of health and disease in society and to consider what we can do to improve the health of the community.
Learn about the molecular and cellular machinery that makes up your body, as well as how it works in everyday life and what causes disease.
Engineering is the creative application of science and mathematics to solve complex problems. At UWA, our goal is to produce independent graduate engineers who are empowered to change the world and seek solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges.
Provides the research basis for solving environmental problems.
Exercise and Health
Exercise is vital for lifelong health. If you are passionate about exercise and health and understanding the science behind this, then this major is for you.
Geology is the science of the Earth, aiming to understand how our planet works.
Geography is the study of the Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments.
Genetics is the study of biologically inherited traits as diverse as those that cause human disease, allow a rare plant to live in a single isolated location or result in a desirable characteristic of a domestic animal used in agriculture.
Anatomy and Human Biology
The Anatomy and Human Biology major lets you discover how your body works, why it works that way, where people come from and how we are related to one another.
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Understanding the origins and strategies for more equitable health and wellbeing for Aboriginal communities is the leading health issue in Australia.<br />
As one of the most rapidly growing fields in information technology, Data Science unearths value and meaning from data to help businesses and organisations across the globe.
Conservation Biology is the science that studies the living world and its biological diversity in order to manage and protect it. At UWA, we envision to empower you with the skills and enthusiasm necessary to preserve species and ecosystems for future generations.
Australia's agricultural industry is a key part of the world's food supply system. Agricultural Science provides the technology and research for sustainable, profitable and ethical food production worldwide.
Chemistry is central to all areas of modern science and technology, providing a foundation for fields such as biochemistry, green chemistry, chemical engineering, food science, materials science, geology, nanotechnology and pharmacology.
Almost all life on Earth depends upon plants.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemists and molecular biologists are interested in the molecular functions of all living organisms, from the smallest bacterium to the largest whale.
Zoology focuses on the diversity of animals and how they survive, thrive and persist.
The learning experience
UWA's excellent facilities enable students to achieve high-quality research. These facilities include:
Barry J Marshall science library
The Barry J Marshall science library incorporates the latest technology to promote student learning and world-class scientific research. There are soundproof study rooms with electronic white boards, specialist multimedia suites and an Access Grid classroom that allows classes to be shared in remote areas and overseas over high speed networks.
CELLCentral, within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, offers an Australian-first combination of state-of-the-art histology, biological preparation, imaging and analysis equipment and services for both research and student use.
Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis
Through the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, UWA enables research excellence by providing world-class microscopy and microanalysis facilities, including our unique pair of ion probes, the IMS 1280 and NanoSIMS 50, which offer world-exclusive analytical capabilities to Australian and international researchers.
SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department.
Centre for Sleep Science
Headed by Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood, the Centre has undergone a $1 million upgrade and boasts three bedrooms equipped with state-of-the-art sleep recording and analysis equipment. It also contains consulting rooms, a range of training and seminar rooms, and upgraded offices for staff and students.
Nathan's day at UWA
Follow Nathan, a first year Science student, through a typical day and discover the many advantages of studying at UWA.
Careers and further study
Tegan Box – Marine Science/Zoology
Merise Hocking – Conservation Biology
To be considered for this course you must:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score (ATAR of 80 or equivalent)
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
Go to admission requirements for more specific information, depending on your education history.
Direct Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies at UWA. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
About the Bachelor of Science
A key focus of the Bachelor of Science is understanding, reasoning and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modelling and calculation. A quality education in science from UWA will equip you with attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe. The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity. Discipline areas range from cutting-edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields of science. Acquiring the communication and research skills embedded throughout each major, you will be well prepared for many diverse and exciting careers.
Why study Science?
- 80 (75 for Broadway schools)
- February and July
- 22 : 1
- 3 years full-time
The Bachelor of Science offers 21 majors that cover the traditional science disciplines as well as applied and interdisciplinary fields of study. You will also have the opportunity to choose a second major from the Bachelor of Science or from the majors available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Design degrees.