About this course
Majors, minors & specialisations
Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.
A number of these science majors include specialisations. Descriptions of the specialisations are located within the majors.
Students who commenced this course prior to 2018 and are planning to complete the Informatics majors may continue to do so. Students interested in Informatics are encouraged to explore the Computing and Software Systems or Data Science majors, as well as the concurrent Diploma in Computing.
Computational Biology Majors
Please note that this major is no longer being offered to students from 2022 onwards. Students who commenced this major prior to 2022 and are planning to complete the Computational Biology major may continue to do so.
In the case of the study area of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), students who seek to undertake further subjects in order to complete the equivalent of a major in HPS will be permitted to take up to 25 points of additional breadth study in HPS, replacing 25 points of the science requirements of the BSc. For a BSc student, the equivalent of a major in HPS is the completion of 100 points of HPS subjects (25 points at Level 1, 37.5 points at Level 2 and 37.5 points at Level 3 including HPSC30035 Knowledge in the Making. These students will be required to satisfy all other completion requirements of the BSc. This arrangement is only available to students who have not completed any other breadth subjects for credit in the BSc. In order to complete the 112.5 points required at Level 3 within this arrangement (i.e. across science and HPS studies), students should consider undertaking a Level 3 HPS subject in the second year of their course.
Students who entered the BSc prior to 2015 should refer the handbook entry of the year they commenced.
Last updated: 27 January 2023