If you’re passionate about biology, studying Biological Sciences will give you extensive training and experience across a broad range of topics.
Explore the evolution, biochemistry, genetics, ecology and behaviour of life – from genes, cells and microorganisms invisible to the naked eye, to some of Earth’s largest animals and most adaptive plant species. You’ll learn the kind of analysis and observational skills that are in high demand from employers including advanced training in laboratory and field techniques from staff with applied experience.
You’ll be encouraged to ask questions, make observations and solve problems both in and out of the laboratory to enrich your learning experience.
8 reasons to study Biological Sciences
Murdoch has a living campus, so you’ll have the opportunity to do fieldwork in Murdoch’s native bushlands and gardens every semester.
Learn in well-equipped laboratory facilities, and learn from teaching staff with applied experience in the biological sciences.
Depending on the units you select, you can learn through fieldwork from your first year of study to gain proficiency in a range of laboratory and technical skills.
Have the opportunity to study overseas through Murdoch’s Outbound Study Abroad and Exchange Program.
Benefit from Murdoch’s industry connections to experience work integrated learning, volunteer work, guest lecturers and industry seminars and workshops.
Do you have a particular topic you’d like to explore further? You can by studying a specialist project unit during your course. You may even complete a project with an industry partner or organisation.
A major in Biological Sciences is especially versatile if combined with other majors or minors including Conservation and Wildlife Biology, Marine Biology, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, Molecular Biology and many others. You could even become a teacher with further study.
Have the opportunity to specialise with postgraduate studies including post-graduate diplomas, certificates, masters and PhDs.