Future applicants Current applicants Schools Media Centre About Find a course Apply

Bachelor of Genetics

Australian National University

CRICOS provider number: 00120C TEQSA provider ID: PRV12002

Courses included

Course
Campus
Code
Fee type
Duration
Start Date
Course
{{course.name}}
This course has been cancelled
Campus {{campMap[course.camp].name}}
Code{{course.code}}
Fee{{course.type}}
Duration {{course.poa}}
Start Date{{o.st}}

About

Explore the complex and fascinating world of genetics and unravel the mysteries of DNA with  B Genetics. You'll learn how genes hold our hereditary information, study classical genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics, and bioinformatics. You can even follow interests in areas as diverse as plant genetics, evolutionary genetics or medicine and health. Studying at ANU means you'll be exposed to ground-breaking research being undertaken by our academics in active research laboratories at the Research School of Biology and the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australia's national medical research institute.

Students must maintain a credit average (65%) for prescribed subjects to remain in this course.

Areas of study

Genetics, including the traditional areas of evolutionary, Mendelian, and population genetics; more recent developments in medical and molecular genetics and bioinformatics.

Career opportunities

Academia, agricultural research, biotechnology, conservation biology and policy, forensic science, genetic counselling, government, hospitals, laboratory work, medical research, patenting, policy and governance.

Honours

Available as an additional year, 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.

Prerequisites

ACT: Chemistry (major). NSW: Chemistry.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Minimum selection rank: 85.00. 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.

Other applicants

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Student profile

View the ANU student profile.

Further information

View all details of this course on the ANU website.

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.

Abbreviations

– = 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.