Bachelor of Science: degree outline

This science degree is ideal for students who wish to work in a scientific profession. You can major in: chemistry, microbiology, marine biology, environmental sciences, food science, health protection, applied conservation or geospatial science.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK1041
Level: 7
Points: 360
Duration: 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Starting date: 2 March 2015 / 20 July 2015

AUT University encourages early application. There are limited places available. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

Admission and entry requirements 

Selection criteria

Environmental Sciences major:
Preference will be given to applicants who have Biology, Statistics and Geography or another subject from Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics or Science.

All other majors:
Preference will be given to applicants who have Biology, Chemistry and Statistics.

Majors and pathways in the Bachelor of Science

You can complete the Bachelor of Science with no major, providing broad-base qualification and the ability to select papers across several majors.

Download AUT's 2015 Sciences Undergraduate Study Guide

Double major

You can complete the BSc in two major areas or study, such as microbiology and food science, or marine biology and environmental sciences. Having two majors to your bow makes you a versatile graduate.

Additional majors or minors

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Science may choose a second major, either from those available within their degree (double major) or a second major from the list of additional majors available from outside their degree. Minors are also available in these subjects. The availability of additional majors and minors will depend on timetabling and some subject restrictions,and in some cases, choosing an additional major or minor may require students to undertake extra points to complete their degree.


You take a wide-range of science papers to start with, and then build on your major(s) in years 2 and 3. You will complete a research project in your third year that involves an investigation into a scientific problem.

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Last updated: 06-Mar-2015 8.55am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.