Science areas of study and sequences - Clayton

A broad range of science units and sequences are offered at the Clayton campus for the Bachelor of Science and related courses, taught by the faculties of Science, Arts, Information Technology, and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Within the requirements of their course, students can construct a program of study to meet their individual needs and interests.

The entry for each science area of study includes the science units that are offered and the detailed requirements for the minor and major sequences*. Some recommendations are provided on particular choices of units. It is important that students plan their course by consulting these requirements and recommendations at every stage of their enrolment. Students should also consult individual unit entries for details of prerequisites, corequisites, prohibitions and semester of offer. Note that some sequences require the completion of additional prerequisite units beyond those that comprise the sequence. These additional units must be taken as science elective units within the total credit points required for the degree.

For more information on the structure of sequences, such as the limitations on counting level two and three units for more than one sequence, refer to the Science units and sequences webpage in this Handbook.

The large majority of students entering the faculty have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and references to desirable prerequisite studies are to the prerequisite VCE subjects. Some domestic and international students enter the faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE may be obtained from the faculty administration offices or relevant teaching school or department.

* If specific units must be studied, in each science area of study they are referred to by the full unit code and title in the first instance and by their code only thereafter. Where units can be chosen from a group of related units, these are referred to by the three-letter prefix common to all of the units in that group.

Science major or minor sequences are offered at the Clayton campus in the following areas of study:

Areas of study

Astronomy and astrophysics

  • Minor in astronomy and astrophysics
  • Major in astrophysics

Atmospheric science

  • Minor in atmospheric science
  • Major in atmospheric science

Biochemistry and molecular biology

  • Minor in molecular biology
  • Minor in biochemistry
  • Major in biochemistry
  • Major in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Double major in biochemistry and molecular biology

Chemistry

  • Minor in chemistry
  • Major in chemistry
  • Double major in chemistry

Computational science

  • Minor in computational science
  • Major in computational science
  • Double major in computational science

Developmental biology

  • Minor in molecular biology
  • Minor in developmental biology
  • Major in developmental biology

Ecology and conservation biology

  • Minor in ecology and conservation biology
  • Major in ecology and conservation biology

Genetics

  • Minor in genetics
  • Major in genetics
  • Major in genetics and molecular biology

Geographical science

  • Minor in geographical science
  • Major in geographical science
  • Double major in geographical science

Geosciences

  • Minor in geosciences
  • Major in geosciences
  • Double major in geosciences

Immunology

  • Minor in immunology
  • Major in immunology
  • Major in human pathology
  • Major in immunology and human pathology
  • Double major in immunology and microbiology

Marine and freshwater biology

  • Major in marine and freshwater biology

Materials science

  • Minor in materials science
  • Major in materials science

Mathematics and statistics

  • Minor in mathematics
  • Minor in statistics
  • Major in mathematics
  • Major in pure mathematics
  • Major in applied mathematics
  • Major in mathematical statistics
  • Double major in mathematics
  • Double major in pure mathematics
  • Double major in applied mathematics
  • Double major in mathematics and mathematical statistics
  • Double major in financial and insurance mathematics

Microbiology

  • Minor in molecular biology
  • Minor in microbiology
  • Major in microbiology
  • Major in microbiology and molecular biology
  • Double major in microbiology and molecular biology
  • Double major in immunology and microbiology

Pharmacology

  • Minor in pharmacology
  • Major in pharmacology

Physics

  • Minor in physics
  • Major in physics
  • Double major in physics

Physiology

  • Minor in physiology
  • Major in physiology

Plant sciences

  • Minor in plant sciences
  • Major in plant sciences

Psychology

  • Minor in psychology
  • Major in psychology

Zoology

  • Minor in zoology
  • Major in zoology

Other science units

Other science units