Science courses

Australian National University

Undergraduate course details table
Course Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
B Science Canberra 138003 CSP 3F/6P 22 Jul 2019
B Science (Advanced) (Honours) Canberra 138004 CSP 4F/8P 22 Jul 2019


With a myriad of majors and minors, craft a science degree that is uniquely yours with B 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.

B Science (Advanced) (Honours) provides the same breadth of opportunities as B 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.

Areas of study: Biological anthropology, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental and landscape sciences, geography, marine science, mathematical economics, mathematical finance, mathematical modelling, mathematics, natural resource management, physics, psychology, science communication, statistics, sustainability science, theoretical physics, water science. Students are required to complete a minimum of one Science major and one Science minor as part of their course: visit the ANU website for details.

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.

Honours: 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: Visit the ANU website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

Subject prerequisites: Some Science subjects require specific knowledge of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Visit the ANU website to search specific subject information.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Guaranteed Selection Rank: For 138003: 80.00. This Selection Rank will guarantee entry at the Australian National University in the UAC rounds that ANU participates in, up to and including January Round 1. For 138004: 95.00. This Selection Rank will guarantee entry at the Australian National University in the UAC rounds that ANU participates in, up to and including January Round 1. Visit the ANU Guaranteed Entry Scheme for further information.

Student profile

Visit the ANU website.

Further information

For 138003 B Science, visit the ANU website.

For 138004 B Science (Advanced) (Honours), visit the ANU website.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, refer to the ANU general admission criteria and visit the ANU website.

Combined options
Combined options are available in a number of ANU courses.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
138003 70.35 86.00 99.75 80.00 88.85 99.95
138004 85.15 95.75 99.95 95.00 98.90 99.95


  1. 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 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. 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 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. 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.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank