Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Constant technological disruption and new discoveries in science influence every aspect of our lives, meaning that there has never been a better time than now to safeguard your future career with scientific knowledge and practical skills. With 20 majors to choose from, UNE's Bachelor of Science is flexibly delivered by experts in research and teaching. Tailor your degree towards generalist or specialist science, while developing a broad scientific base and refining your abilities in critical analysis and complex problem solving. Our majors span the pure and applied sciences, with specialisation available in traditional disciplines and emerging fields.


  • 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level
  • at least 36 credit points at 300-level and not more than 12 credit points at 400-level from units that comprise the Majors including 12 credit points from units other than AFM, ARPA, BUS, ECON, GEPL MM, PSYC and QM units. A maximum of 24 credit points with not more than 12 credit points at 100-level may be completed from any units offered by the University.


  • Animal science and veterinary studies
  • Applied physics
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry/Biotechnology
  • Biodiversity
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computational science
  • Forensic science
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geoscience
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Palaeobiology
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Zoology. Approved Minors: Business
  • Statistics.

Standard entry requirements

Entry is based on recent secondary (ATAR), higher education (GPA), VET study, or work experience. English language requirements must also be met. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units in English, 1 unit of HSC Mathematics Advanced (or interstate or overseas equivalent). Recommended Knowledge: any 1 unit of either Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics (which area is dependent on your preferred major) studied at a Year 12 level (or overseas equivalent).


Our chemistry major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Society (RACI), the professional body for chemical sciences in Australia.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $94,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $101,487 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

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