Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) caters for students who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field of science. This degree follows the Bachelor of Science degree, giving you the opportunity to engage in research early by taking one Advanced Studies course each trimester. You'll undertake a major research project and be individually guided and mentored by one or more of our outstanding scientific researchers. In your final year, you'll complete an honours project in your chosen specialisation. This is the opportunity to hone your skills and demonstrate your research ability under the eyes of a leading science researcher. If you have a talent and passion for science, this is the degree for you.Industry and expert connections Working alongside our expert academics, you will hone your practical lab skills through Advanced Studies courses in your second and third years. As part of an Honours program, your final-year major project will complete your comprehensive grounding as a researcher, helping to provide an edge when it comes to securing employment upon completing your studies. Alternatively, honours can provide a direct pathway to PhD studies. Graduate outcomesThis degree is designed to help you gain the necessary skills and experience to find work as a highly regarded researcher or academic in Australia or overseas, across a range of government and non-government sectors.As well as opening a pathway to PhD studies, this degree may lead to opportunities in fields including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, oil and mineral exploration, medical research, scientific and technical services, and more. Majors Applied Mathematics Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ChemistryClinical Sciences (Nathan) Data ScienceGeography Marine Biology (Gold Coast) Microbiology (Nathan) Physics Wildlife Biology Archaeology (Nathan only) (from 2021)Honours specialisations Applied Mathematics Biosciences Chemistry Geography Marine Science (Gold Coast)Physics Wildlife Biology Archaeological ScienceFlexibilityTake control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.


  • Advanced Studies Project
  • Advanced Studies Task 1
  • Advanced Studies Task 2
  • Biological Systems
  • Calculus I
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Chemistry 1B
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Earth Systems
  • First Peoples
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
  • Global Environmental Challenges
  • Human Biology: from Cells to Systems
  • Intro to Digital and Spatial Analysis
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Linear Algebra
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Physics 1A
  • Physics 1B
  • Programming Principles
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Statistics


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) provides a pathway to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $146,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Nathan Campus International: $146,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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