Program requirements

The program and course requirements set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Compulsory for major/specialisation - all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major/specialisation - a course required for this major/specialisation
  • Required for Major/specialisation - a course required for this major/specialisation
  • Elective - an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules

Students commencing in Semester 2 (July intake)

The study planners provided outline the order of courses to be completed from semester 1 to semester 2. The planners identify semester offerings and in many instances, will be the same for students commencing the program from semester 2. You should check the course offerings to ensure that you are completing the courses in a way that ensures your progression in the program.

If the course sequencing in the planner does not work for you, please contact the School or book an appointment with an academic advisor to obtain individual advice.

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
BAdvSc(Hons) core courses - complete 6 units

SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science

 

 

STAT12011 Analysis of Scientific Data OR 

STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]

SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research

Prerequisite courses for major - complete 4 units
BIOL10202  Genes, Cells & EvolutionBIOL1040  Cells to Organisms
Compulsory course for major - complete 2 units
BIOL1030 Global Challenges in BiologyRefer to Semester 1 for compulsory course for major.
Elective courses - choose 4 units

2 units from program electives or general electives

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

2 units from program electives or general electives

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  2. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Compulsory courses for major - complete 4 units

[ BIOL2006 Biostatistics & Experimental Design OR

BIOL2106 Advanced Biostatistics ]

[ BIOL2204 Zoology OR

BIOL29041 Advanced Zoology ]

Elective course for major - choose 2 units

[ BIOL2010 Ecology OR

BIOL29102 Advanced Ecology ]

BIOL2201 Evolution 

 

Elective courses - choose 10 units

Program elective or general elective3

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective3

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. Course offered from Semester 2, 2022.
  2. Course offered from Semester 1, 2022. 
  3. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 2 elective course for major. Students must complete 8 units per semester. 

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 (February - June)Semester 2 (July - November)
Elective courses for major - choose 8 units
BIOL30161 Outback Ecology Field StudiesBIOL3205 Physiological & Integrative Zoology
BIOL3207 Animal BehaviourBIOL32322 Insect Identification & Taxonomy
BIOL3209 Biodiversity & SystematicsBIOL3320 Vertebrate Diversity & Evolution
BIOL3211 Ecology & Evolution of Marine InvertebratesResearch Project3
BIOL3370 Animal-Plant Interactions 
Elective courses - choose 8 units

Program elective or general elective7

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Program elective or general elective7

Refer to BAdvSc(Hons) course list for course selection.

Additional Information:

  1. As of November 2021: BIOL3016 last offered in 2020, students can complete BIOL3030 in place of BIOL3016
  2. BIOL3232 offered in Summer Semester only. 
  3. Students can complete maximum 2 units towards major from Research Project courses: BIOL39334,5SCIE32404 or SCIE32416
  4. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2. 
  5. Course offered from Semester 1, 2022. 
  6. Course offered in Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester. 
  7. Number of electives in each semester is dependent on course selection for Level 3 elective courses major. Students must complete 8 units per semester.