Understanding Our Major Offering

We’ve divided the UNSW Science majors under broad fields of interest in the diagram below to help you understand the relationship between them. By selecting courses in your first year of study related to majors that cross over into multiple fields of interest, you’ll gain greater exposure to a wider range of major options to help you choose the one that’s right for you.

Science Majors venn diagram

If you’re interested in human sciences, the majors available to you in your science degree include: 

  • Anatomy
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology

Sample Course Selection

The below course selection is an example of how you could tailor your course combination to gain exposure to the above majors. Remember, there are many ways you can structure your bachelor’s degree. This below sample is just one option to give you a greater understanding of potential cross-over course selections for maximum exposure to a wide variety of science majors.

Elective Selection

You can use your elective(s) to unlock these additional science majors:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Earth Science
  • Geography
  • Marine Science

Sample Course Selection

The below course selection is an example of how you could tailor your course combination to gain exposure to the above majors. Remember, there are many ways you can structure your bachelor’s degree. This below sample is just one option to give you a greater understanding of potential cross-over course selections for maximum exposure to a wide variety of science majors.

Elective Selection

You can use your elective to unlock these additional science majors:

If you’re interested in physical sciences, the majors available to you in your science degree include:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Sample Course Selection

The below course selection is an example of how you could tailor your course combination to gain exposure to the above majors. Remember, there are many ways you can structure your bachelor’s degree. This below sample is just one option to give you a greater understanding of potential cross-over course selections for maximum exposure to a wide variety of science majors.

Elective Selection

You can use your elective(s) to unlock even more science majors:

Man collecting water sample for scientific experiment

Want an Extra Challenge?

Some UNSW Science courses offer “higher” versions for students who want an extra challenge. These courses are not more highly weighted, nor do they give you any extra bonus points - they’re simply offered to provide an extra challenge for students who excel in a particular subject level.

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Still Have Questions?

Remember that the course combination you enrol into today is not set in stone – you can discuss your enrolment with the Science Student Centre and fine-tune your enrolment before semester starts.

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