Bachelor of Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$6,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements




Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3


  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

About this program

Science is at the heart of every facet of life. It is a fascinating career choice, with research and development at its core. In this degree you'll study all areas of the sciences before specialising with your choice of major. You'll have the the flexibility to decide what interests you the most, so you can shape a career that you're passionate about in the biological, clinical, chemical, physical or mathematical sciences.

Industry and expert connections

You'll have access to experts from renowned research centres who are focused on solving the big problems that face us today. They're developing new drugs to combat cancer and infectious diseases, new sources of energy to power our society, and new ways to manage our waterways and improve food production.

Throughout your degree, you will have the chance to participate in practical, hands-on learning opportunities, including internships, industry placements, national and international field trips and leading research projects.


At the end of your third year, providing you are eligible, you can enter the Honours program, a year of study during which you'll undertake a major research project under the supervision of a member of our academic staff that could lead to a PhD and career in research.

Graduate outcomes

Depending on your major, you'll be prepared for an array of science careers. You could be a microbiologist, pharmaceutical scientist, biochemist, chemist or biotechnologist, a statistician, mathematician or physicist, or, with further study, a science journalist, patent lawyer or science teacher.

Increasingly, employers are employing science graduates in areas that require research and analytical skills, including the application of mathematics and statistics in the finance sector.


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Sciences(Nathan only)
  • Data Science (from 2022)
  • Geography
  • Marine Biology (Gold Coast only)
  • Microbiology (Nathan only)
  • Physics
  • Wildlife Biology


Take control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.

Global mobility

An array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, are available for students in this degree. Find out more about going global at Griffith.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Science is offered full-time and part-time on-campus.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 15-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in this degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

This program has incorporated workplace-authentic practical activities, undertaken in the field or laboratory, or actual work-integrated learning as an integral component of the capstone course, providing opportunity for students to complete their studies in an industry placement, as part of a formal Research Centre or as a working member of a research group.

My career opportunities

Key employment sectors*

  • Environment
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biomedicine

Potential job outcomes

  • Environment consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Physicist

You may also choose to undertake a fourth-year research Honours degree that can lead to a PhD and a fulfilling career in research.

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook

Program accreditation

Accreditation will vary depending upon your choice of major:

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Science (1634)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

Further information

Additional fee information

Additional costs

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

  • expenses associated with field trips and placements