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?
Start your Biology studies on the front foot, by completing this two-day online Biology Bridging Course!
- How do I become a biological scientist?
- What to expect in first year
- Field trip opportunities
- Honours in biological sciences
- Opportunities for overseas study
- Summer scholarships
- Third year - Biology or Genetics in Action research projects
Studying Biology at Monash - Yorick's story
Areas of study
- Majors and Minor and Recommended Streams (Unit Combinations)
- Unit information and Unit Web pages
- List of Units
The School of Biological Sciences offers the following areas of study:
Facilities & resources
About studies and Monash University facilities and support services: