Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Ecology is the study of interactions among organisms and their environment, and conservation biology applies an understanding of these interactions for managing and protecting species and ecosystems. Ecologists and conservation biologists are broadly-trained, using the latest scientific knowledge, tools and techniques in both laboratory and outdoor settings to develop solutions across the areas of biodiversity, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, marine biology, medical research, and molecular biology. Evolution underpins biological science and can be used to predict phenomena, such as understanding the emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms, and the ways in which different species might respond to global warming. Ecologists and conservation biologists work across all scales of biology, from molecules within organisms to populations of organisms and the ecosystems they form.The Bachelor of Science is a flexible three year degree which allows you to choose from a variety of majors. In addition to these majors, opportunities exist for you to select additional minors to explore other areas of study.


The Bachelor of Science requires successful completion of at least 144 credit points from one of the majors below.1) 36 credit points of common first year subjects2) One major from the list below consisting of 108 credit points3) A maximum of 60 credit points of 100-level subjects4) Complete a minimum of 24 credit points of 300-level subjects.5) Students must have a grade of Pass (not Pass Supplementary) or higher in at least 24 credit points of 300-level core subjects which form part of a Science major.Chemistry RuleStudents who have achieved a mark of 65% or more in NSW HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) must select CHEM101 in Autumn and CHEM102 in Spring. All other students must select CHEM104 in Autumn and CHEM105 in Spring.Students who have completed CHEM104 and CHEM105, and wish to enrol in electives CHEM211 or CHEM212, must (a) have obtained marks of at least 80% in both CHEM104 and CHEM105, (b) complete additional directed study by two weeks before the start of the session in which the CHEM21X subjects are taken and (c) obtain permission of Head Of Students. For information about the additional directed study materials contact the CHEM104 Subject Coordinator.Mid-year entry in the Bachelor of Science must be in consultation with the Head of Students and due to the sequencing of subjects may take an addition session of study.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $100,080 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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