Biological sciences is the broad term given to all the areas of study that have biology as their base subject.
Biology is the study of life processes and living organisms. It is concerned with microbes, plants and animals, and involves study of their structure, function, evolution, development and ecology.
It is a science for adventurous minds since its study takes us not only back in time almost four billion years, where we examine the very foundations of life itself, but also through the present day to the future where biologists will be at the forefront of identifying and solving the growing number of related issues confronting planet Earth.
The scale of study ranges from genetics and genomics, the study of genes and the ways they control the development of plants and animals, including humans: to ecology, an area of biology dealing with the relationships of organisms to the environment and biosphere. Our students learn the origins of life, evolution, biodiversity and disease, the importance of gene-environment interactions and strategies for species conservation and environmental management.
Biology graduates are highly versatile and sought after employees with highly developed skills in quantitative analyses, the origins of variation and disease, team work, and project management.
Biology Bridging Course
Do you want to study BIO1011, but didn’t take VCE biology? Has it been some time since you completed VCE?
Get a head start on your biology studies by completing the Biology Bridging Course!
Details can be found here:
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Areas of Study
The School of Biological Sciences offers the following areas of study:
More information is available at:
- Majors and Minor and Recommended Streams (Unit Combinations)
- Unit information and Unit Web pages
- List of Units in 2021