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Undergraduate courses

Chemistry student

Chemistry is sometimes called the ‘central science’ because it connects other sciences, such as physics, biology and geology. It is science at a molecular level, where major advances are being made in many areas such as medicine, IT, nanotechnology, new materials and the environment.

In the Chemistry Major you can choose to specialise in analytical and forensic chemistry, biological chemistry, geochemistry or materials science. In the Biochemistry Major you can undertake concurrent studies in either a chemistry or environment stream. Both of these Majors allow for elective choice to broaden your degree in areas of interest or you can select a Data Science Minor. It is also possible to combine Chemistry in a Double Degree with Arts, Commerce or Engineering.

If you don’t have the requirements for your preferred course, you can follow an Alternate Entry Pathway to gain the prerequisites, by studying bridging units in the Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) or the Enabling Course for Science Engineering and Health, and then course switch.

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

This major trains you to become a skilled chemist. It also teaches you problem solving, teamwork and critical analysis skills, which may open the door for many careers within and outside science.

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry)

The Biochemistry major investigates chemistry at the interface with biology. Many of the advances in human, plant and animal health rely on an understanding of both chemistry and biology. This course provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to work across this exciting boundary, exploring the molecular basis of life processes.