Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour)

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) requires 3 years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course specialisation is offered by the College of Science and Engineering. The course specialisation is also available as an exit award from the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Animal Behaviour) - 4 years, subject to meeting the requirements in the Program of Study below.


  • In first year students obtain the required foundations in biology and chemistry and an introduction to animal behaviour. Students who do not have a background in chemistry are able to choose introductory chemistry topics, making this specialisation available to those with no scientific background. In second and third year students pursue more detailed knowledge in animal behaviour. Examples of areas of study include animal diversity
  • foundations of animal behaviour
  • genetics, evolution and biodiversity
  • disease and immunology
  • integrative physiology of animals and plants
  • and conservation biology and restoration ecology. Students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge in a project setting by developing a public conservation plan or environmental impact study. Other opportunities exist for students to conduct a research project in animal behaviour. Both these opportunities give students an understanding of the task involved with a career in this field.


  • Animal Behaviour, Animal Diversity, Genetics, Evolution, Disease and Immunology, Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $114,900 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

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