Video Transcript: Studying Science

Hello I'm Kathryn Taffs, the course coordinator for the Bachelor of Science.

The Bachelor of Science is a relatively new degree that was introduced to provide students with a broad overview of the sciences but also the flexibility to tailor the degree to meet their individual interests.

So the first year is an overview of science and as students develop a better awareness of their area of interests, the degree can be tailored to meet their individual career goals. The Bachelor of Science can often be a great start for students not quite decided on their future direction. It is possible to use the Bachelor of Science as an introduction to university study and the science discipline before choosing a specialist area. If you are interested in environmental science there are majors in biology and environmental chemistry.

These majors suit students who want a degree more specialised than an environmental science degree and are targeting a career in a field such as mine remediation or laboratory analysis for environmental quality audits. If you are interested in engineering but not a full engineering degree there is a major in engineering that teaches engineering principles but within the physical and biological aspects of science.