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
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Compulsory
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Prerequisite for major
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]
Compulsory
[ CHEM1221 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry1
OR
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture ]
Prerequisite for major
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms 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
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 BIOL2006 Biostatistics & Experimental Design
MARS2014 Marine Science

Choose at least 4 units from:

[ BIOL2010 Ecology

BIOL2015 Ecology Field Studies
2

BIOL2201 Evolution
BIOL2202 Genetics
BIOL2203 Plant Biology ]


BIOL2204 Zoology
ERTH2002 Palaeobiology
MICR2000 Microbiology & Immunology
SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)1

1 Students may apply to undertake this course as an elective, or participate in other summer placement or research opportunities, at the end of second or third year during the summer semester.

Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 Choose at least 8 units from:

[ BIOL3211 Marine Invertebrates
BIOL3340 Fish, Fisheries & Aquaculture
BIOL3360 Analysis & Communication of Biological Data

Choose at least 4 units from:

[ BIOL3207 Animal Behaviour
BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
BIOL3310 Macroecology & Biogeography
ERTH3110 Marine Geology and Palaeoceanography

2

BIOL3023 Tropical Marine Ecosystems
BIOL3215 Marine Ecology & Conservation
MARS3012 Physical-biological Oceanography ]

BIOL3000 Conservation
BIOL3205 Physiological & Experimental Zoology
BIOL3236 Climate Change Biology
BIOL3320 Vertebrate Diversity & Evolution
ERTH3212 Geology of Coral Reefs ]