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Bachelor of Science


The Bachelor of Science offered by the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, course code 749, offers students the opportunity to enrol in a major or double major in a number of disciplines, including Exercise Science, Nutrition, Population Health, and Psychology. Students also may choose a second major from outside the Faculty, such as Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Human Geography, Management, Marketing and others.

Assumed Knowledge

Domestic School Leavers are assumed to have completed at least 2 units of English at HSC level. Some majors also assume that students have completed 4 units of Science and/or Maths. International students are required to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 6.0 in reading and writing, and at least 5.0 in listening and speaking. Alternative pathways exist for mature age domestic students.

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Science, Course code 749, is comprised of 144 credit points of subjects listed in the subject schedule for majors in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, plus additional elective subjects chosen from the Health and Behavioural Sciences, Science or the General Schedules. For some double majors, more than 144 credit points of subjects may need to be completed. Subjects to a value of at least 90 credit points of subjects must be selected from the Health and Behavioural Sciences schedules. Students may undertake no more than 60 credit points of 100-level subjects. Students should refer to the Award Rules for the Bachelor of Science, course code 749.


The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is designed to provide students with skills to demonstrate excellence in research with a clear understanding of a research question in relation to current knowledge. The degree program fosters the following abilities and skills: plan, design and perform a research project; collect and analyse data; evaluate data; synthesise results and integrate with relevant ideas and concepts; communicate; and put relevant principles into practice.

Entry into the Bachelor of Science (Hons) requires the student to have attained at least a credit average in subjects undertaken during their undergraduate degree. The Postgraduate coordinator and prospective supervisor will determine whether a student’s 300-level subjects are appropriate for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Hons). In addition, admission to the Bachelor of Science (Hons) will be dependent upon the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who must be identified by the applicant before applying for entry. Students considering enrolment in BSc(Hons) should first contact the Department's Postgraduate Coordinator.

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