Bachelor of Science - WSCI01 - 2018

Course overview

Want a career in science?

This course is jointly supported by the School of Environment and the School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences and focuses on gaining professional experience, whether as a biologist, ecologist, spatial scientist, biomedical scientist, chemist or in other science fields.

Field and laboratory experiences will expose you to the distinctive challenging environments and communities of northern Australia and the region. You’ll have opportunities to gain professional experience with government agencies, research groups (both within CDU and external), and with private companies that employ science graduates.

Student practical experiences may include activities in the iconic Litchfield, or World Heritage Kakadu or Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Parks, and activities with staff from the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihood or Menzies School of Health Research. If you are studying this degree online, there are opportunities in some units to undertake your practical experience at a location near you.

Please note: the Biomedical Science stream is only available on campus as students benefit from utilising specialist equipment in our laboratories.

As a graduate, you will have the confidence to demonstrate and apply concepts, theories and principles of your chosen areas of science to practise in real situations.

You become an effective problem-solver able to think globally, apply logical and critical thinking, apply an understanding of scientific and technological factors, and consider issues from various cultural, economic and other societal perspectives.


  • Depending on the stream you choose to specialise in, this degree can be studied online.
  • You may participate in intensive field trips in northern Australia, central Australia and Indonesia.
  • There are options for laboratory and fieldwork, including intensives or other options for students studying online.
  • There are opportunities for professional placements with organisations or CDU research projects.
  • The small class sizes mean that it is easier to get in contact with your lecturer.
  • Your ecology and GIS lecturers belong to an integrated research institute achieving national and international recognition for ecology.


A Bachelor of Science from CDU opens up a wide range of career options in industry, government and the community sector.

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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