Bachelor of
Science:

Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Prerequisite for major
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology Prerequisite for major
CHEM1100 Chemistry 1 1 Prerequisite for major
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Recommended
 Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Recommended
CHEM1200 Chemistry 2 1  Recommended
Elective Elective

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Molecular Genetics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology

    BIOL2200 Cell Structure & Function
    2

    MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
    BIOL2203 Plant Biology ]


    BIOL2202 Genetics
    BIOM2208 Differentiation & Development
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    Choose at least #2 from:
    1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ BIOL3203 Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
    MICR3002 Virology

    BIOL3202 Plant Biology II
    DEVB3002 Molecular Mechanisms of Develop
    MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology
    2

    BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics and Disease
    BIOL3222 Model Organism Genetics
    MICR3004 Microbial Genomics ]

    BIOC3005 Molecular Systems Biology
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ BIOL2006 Biostatistics
    BIOL2010 Ecology

    BIOC2000 Biochem & Molecular Biology
    2

    BIOL2201 Evolution ]


    BIOL2202 Genetics
    BIOL2203 Plant Biology
    BIOL2204 Zoology
    MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    Choose at least #2 from:
    1 BIOL3004 Genomics & Bioinformatics

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ BIOL3203 Plant Molecular Biol & Biotech
    BIOL3380 Laboratory Skills in Genetic Research
    BIOL3390 Genome Evolution

    BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
    BIOL3310 Macroecology & Biogeography
    MICR3003 Molecular Microbiology

    2

    BIOL3350 Genetics & Evolution of Complex Traits (not offered in 2018)
    BIOL3222 Advanced Genetics
    MICR3004 Microbial Genomics ]

    Choose courses from the BSc course list

What will I study?

Students who undertake a major in Genetics will learn key concepts and techniques that are applicable to a vast array of careers, particularly those with a research focus. It is noteworthy that genetics subjects are recommended as part of almost every major in the biological sciences – this is because the discipline of genetics underlies and contributes to most others. Genetics is an important major in its own right but is also suitable to be taken in combination with other majors such as microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, computational science and biomedical science.

Students will have the option of choosing to specialise in:

  • Molecular Genetics – the structure and organisation of genes, the control of gene expression, mutagenesis, and genetic engineering.
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics – examines genes that affect ecological processes and evolutionary fitness in natural populations. More broadly, EEG uses genetic approaches to address fundamental questions in ecology and evolution.

 

Pre-medicine Study Planners for the Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science provides an array of possible study plans that also allow students to prepare appropriately for subsequent study in the MD program.  A select few planners have been devised in consultation with the School of Medicine and are available for download.