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Biological Science is offered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science. Units of study in this major are available at standard and advanced level.

Program structure and content

At the University of Sydney, there are several ways to study Biology. Most students complete a major in Biology as part of their Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, providing great flexibility. Biology is the study of life – playing a crucial role in our everyday existence. Advances in new technologies, such as recombinant DNA and genomics have made this varied discipline more exciting than ever. We research and teach the processes of life from complete organismal functioning, through to the organisation of cells into tissues and organs, and cellular and molecular interactions.

At the University of Sydney you have an opportunity to study a multitude of organisms ranging from bacteria to fungi, plants and animals. Biology is an immensely complex and extremely important area of science. By studying the Biological Sciences as taught within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, or its units of study, you can discover the intricate mechanisms that interact to create the wonders of life.

First year planning for a Biology major

Essential: 12 credit points of Junior BIOL are needed to enrol in Intermediate units of study in Biology. For MBLG2072/2972, BIOL1007/1907/1997 and 6 credit points of Junior CHEM are required.
Recommended: BIOL1006/1906/1996 Life and Evolution and BIOL1007/1907/1997 From Molecules to Ecosystems. Students who have not completed HSC or equivalent Biology are strongly recommended to take the Biology Bridging Course in February.

Contact and further information

Associate Professor Nate Lo

T +61 02 9351 4262

School Office
Level 5, Carslaw Building F07
University of Sydney
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