La Trobe University

Bachelor of Biological Sciences

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now to secure your place at La Trobe. Start in 2023 and you could get a STEM industry placement bursary of $2,500 when you complete a Work-Based Learning subject as part of your studies at La Trobe.Turn your passion for biology into a diverse career. La Trobe's Bachelor of Biological Sciences gives you a strong scientific grounding plus the flexibility to specialise in an area that interests you. Start with the basics. Build foundational skills in biology, chemistry, ecology and biodiversity, and explore the impacts of infection, epidemics and pandemics.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Biological Sciences, students must complete a total of 360 credit points across 3 years.


  • Majors Include: Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiological Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

Recent secondary education (within the last two years). VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. HSC: One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Albury-Wodonga International: $113,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $113,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

Further information

Year 1 of biochemistry, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and zoology can be undertaken at Albury-Wodonga and then students transfer to the Melbourne campus to complete years 2 and 3, while year 1 of environmental management can be undertaken at Melbourne and then students transfer to the Albury-Wodonga campus to complete years 2 and 3, if they wish to complete a major in these areas of study.

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