Description of Biological Science
This degree prepares you to help find the solutions to big issues like protecting native forests, managing endangered species, discovering new medical cures or securing food for the future.
In the first year of this degree, you'll cover the basics of human and animal biology by studying evolution, chemistry, genetics, plants, cell biology and climate.
In second and third year, you can specialise through a choice of majors including botany, microbiology, zoology, biochemistry or environmental management.
You'll get plenty of hands-on experience in our labs or on field trips to diverse habitats across Victoria. You'll also have access to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary on our Melbourne Campus and at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Albury-Wodonga, which we run in partnership with the CSIRO.
During your field excursions you'll learn techniques to survey animal and plant biodiversity.During lab classes you'll gain the skills to conduct successful experiments and develop and present your own scientific work.Along with practical and theoretical classes, we'll help you prepare for the workplace through opportunities for paid work experience.
English Language Requirements
IELTS take IELTS test6CAE score193(Grade B)TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)550TOEFL iBT® test (read more)60
Work Experience for Biological Science
No work experience is required.