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Australian National University

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With myriad majors and minors, craft a science degree that is uniquely yours with Bachelor of Science. In this course you will have the opportunity to experiment in our state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. You will also have the flexibility to go on field trips, take your studies overseas, or try an internship. Whether your passion lies in marine science or mathematics, physics or psychology, you'll be able to explore your interests and follow your passions with our most flexible science degree.

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) provides the same breadth of opportunities as Bachelor of Science, with the addition of honours pathway options that are designed to extend your understanding and introduce you to concepts that are more advanced than standard course activities. This degree also offers a direct pathway into honours. (Progression requirements apply throughout the first three years of the degree to progress into the fourth honours year.)

Areas of study

Agricultural innovation,  astronomy and astrophysics, biochemistry, biodiversity conservation, biological anthropology, cell and molecular  biology, chemistry, climate science, computer science, earth science, evolution, ecology and organismal biology, geography, human biology, human evolutionary biology, Indigenous sciences and knowledges,  mathematical economics, mathematical finance, mathematical modelling, mathematics, resource and environmental management, physics, psychology, quantitative biology, quantitative environmental modelling, science communication, statistics, sustainability studies, water science. Students are required to complete a minimum of one Science major and one Science minor as part of their course.

Career opportunities

Biological, life and physical sciences for public, private and tertiary institutions. Further study and training can lead to a career as a professional scientist or specialist careers in computing, conservation, education, geology, librarianship, medical technology, meteorology, science communication.


For 138003: Available as an additional year, subject to progress requirements. For 138004 (Advanced) (Honours): Undertaken in the final year of the course, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government pays part of the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Information about ANU student contributions.

Essential requirements for admission

Co-curricular or service experience (Year 12 or IB applicants only): Applicants must demonstrate at least two of the following seven skills: community engagement, inclusion and awareness of diversity, communication, leadership, personal responsibility, teamwork, creative and critical thinking. Check if you meet the ANU co-curricular or service requirement.


For some first-year subjects: Specific knowledge of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

Admission criteria

Minimum selection rank for 138003: 80.00.

Minimum selection rank for 138004: 90.00.

Due to the competitive nature of our admissions process, we cannot guarantee entry to applicants who meet the minimum selection rank for their preferred program.

Also refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Student profile

View the ANU student profile.

Further information

View all details for these courses:

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Advanced)(Honours).

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.

Combined options
ANU flexible double degree options allow you to create your own study program.