Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science provides a broad education in science as well as the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest through the study of a major such as human biology, environmental chemistry, biology, engineering, information technology, psychology and mathematics. The degree is ideal for attaining a general overview of science before specialising in a specific course of study. It offers flexibility in subject choices enabling students to tailor their study to their learning goals.

Science at Southern Cross University

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Major areas of study


Biology provides students with a broad base for understanding principles governing life processes at all levels–molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological. There is a strong focus on human impacts. The management of ecosystems is embedded throughout the major.

Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry gives students the knowledge to solve chemically related environmental problems. Students will also gain an overview of sediment and aquatic chemistry, which includes laboratory analysis of materials.


Engineering ensures students have a sound base of environmental engineering knowledge coupled with principles of physical and biological sciences.

Human Biology

Human Biology provides students with an area of specialisation within the health sciences. Students gain knowledge in physiology, anatomy, nutrition, exercise and health sciences.

Information Technology

Information Technology enables students to specialise in computing technology including programming, system design and web development.


Mathematics provides an area of specialisation for students in advanced mathematical skills. Subject areas can include an overview of algebra, calculus, physics and more complex analysis and group theories.


Psychology provides a overview of a range of psychological theories including learning and memory, psychological assessment and research in the psychology discipline.