The Bachelor of Science aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the science arena. Students will explore the influence and utility of scientific knowledge through detailed study of at least one science discipline (biology, chemistry, earth and environment) to form a major.
MAJORS in chemistry and biology will be offered on each campus, in mathematics on Melbourne and Sydney campuses, and in environment on the North Sydney campus.
Chemistry, biology, and environment will be offered as MINORS on each campus.
The Bachelor of Science focus is on the natural and physical sciences – biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences and includes community engagement and work integrated learning units in the final year, exposing students to potential careers for Science graduates and encouraging the development of work readiness skills.
The Bachelor of Science (Environment) aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the environmental science arena. The Environment specialisation is offered on the North Sydney campus only. Students will undertake detailed study of a number of disciplines – chemistry, biology, ecology and earth science each of which contributes to the field of environmental science, attaining theoretical knowledge and developing skills in both the laboratory and the field.
The Bachelor of Science (Environment) includes community engagement and work integrated learning units in the final year, exposing students to potential careers for Environmental Science graduates and encouraging the development of work readiness skills.
People with an environmental science background may work in education, government, business, law, mining and construction and agriculture.
Examples include work across a range of industries and organisations utilising science skills and knowledge, but not restricted to science based or related organisations. Graduates of science degrees identify skills in analysis and problem solving, content specific knowledge and evidence based decision making as critical outcomes of their education, enabling them to work across a range of sectors in a range of roles. People with science backgrounds work in health, education, government, business, law, mining and construction and agriculture.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)1 is critical for economic growth, the creation of jobs, productivity and competitiveness in the global economy (1 Office of the Chief Scientist. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future. Australian Government. Canberra 2014)
Partners and placement opportunities
- Industry placement targeting student’s interest – research labs, biotech companies, chemistry labs eg water testing, agriculture companies.
- Community engagement – with ACU's existing partners or tailored to the student’s interest – conversation clubs, homework clubs, community organisations, international aid organisations.