How to Structure Your Degree
Students of the Bachelor of Life Sciences complete 24 courses taken over three years when studying full-time. This includes the following components:
- Science major
- Science electives (including at least one Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences and one Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences course)
- General Education
- Free electives.
Upon graduation and subject to your academic performance, you'll have the opportunity to apply for an additional Honours year of study. Find out more about your honours year.
Choosing Your Courses
There are no core courses for this bachelor’s degree, but every science major has compulsory courses you’ll need to complete.
- Select your major from the list of available majors in the UNSW Handbook.
- Use the Undergraduate Degree Templates to help you map out your degree.
TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW. Follow these rules throughout your degree.
Following Degree Requirements
All rules are outlined in the Handbook, and we encourage you to use this in conjunction with the Degree Templates to ensure you are selecting courses that count towards your degree.
If you’re approaching the end of your studies, you can request a progression check, and our staff will provide an outline of your remaining degree requirements.