Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science

Griffith University

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

In this double degree, you can embrace your passion for science and learn how to analyse, model, interpret and visualise data to develop forward-thinking solutions for contemporary practical challenges. You'll gain a foundation knowledge across all areas of science, giving you the flexibility to decide what you'd like to focus on next, and gain specialised skills and practical knowledge for a professional career in the biological, clinical, chemical, physical or mathematical sciences. With a strong focus on hands-on learning, you will have access to our state-of-the-art testing labs and facilities and work on real and authentic projects. Throughout, you'll be taught by some of Australia's leading researchers, who are tackling the big issues of today.You will pair what you learn in the lab with the practicality of your data science degree, which includes all the legal and ethical issues associated with the ways society handles and protects its information.Industry and expert connectionsYour final year is centred around hands-on projects, which are the core of our unique employability program. You'll gain experience with local and international industry partners and be prepared to enter a wide range of careers. You will have the option to engage with university research, undertake an extended fieldwork program in your major or complete an industry placement.Graduate outcomesWith combined qualifications in science and data science, you'll be equipped with a highly desirable skill set that will allow you to find work in a range of data-focused roles across the scientific sector and beyond. You may find positions in private, public and not-for-profit enterprises of all sizes. MajorsScience Applied Mathematics Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Clinical Sciences(Nathan only) Geography Marine Biology(Gold Coast only) Microbiology (Nathan only) Physics Wildlife BiologyArchaeology (Nathan only) (from 2021)FlexibilityFast-track your finish line - With intensive study options (and/or) year-round classes available, this degree can be finished in less time than a standard full-time study load, getting you into the workforce faster.Global mobilityStudents in this degree may be able to participate in an overseas program specifically designed to fit the degree's teaching objectives. Find out more about going global at Griffith.


  • Applied Data Mining
  • Big Data Analytics and Social Media
  • Biological Systems
  • Calculus I
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Chemistry 1B
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Creative Coding
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Management
  • Design Thinking in IT
  • Earth Systems
  • Electric Circuits
  • Environmental Capstone
  • First Peoples
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundations of Systems Development
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
  • Global Environmental Challenges
  • Human Biology: from Cells to Systems
  • Intro to Digital and Spatial Analysis
  • Introduction to Big Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Linear Algebra
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Physics 1A
  • Physics 1B
  • Professional Practice in Science
  • Programming Principles
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science Capstone
  • Secure Development Operations
  • Software Technologies
  • Statistics
  • Web Application Development
  • Web Technologies
  • Work Integrated Learning Placement


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 information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $156,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Nathan Campus International: $156,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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