Science Majors and Modules Week

Confirm, change or discuss your study options with an academic adviser.

Science Majors and Modules Week

Dates: Monday 23 September to Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 9am to 4pm
Where: Science Student Centre
Location: Level G, Room G20 (beside entrance to Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre), Building 301, Science Centre

What is it?

During Science Majors and Modules Week we invite you to confirm, change or discuss your study options with a Student Academic Adviser.

Towards the end of your first year of study you'll need to choose the subjects that will shape your Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) (BAdvSci(Hons)). You may also need to confirm which pathway you're following, if your chosen major(s) have multiple pathways.

Why is it important?

Confirming your major(s) or specialisation early ensures that you're on the right track to complete your programme on time and with the subject areas that meet your goals.

If you're unsure about which major(s) or specialisation to declare, or which module to include as part of your programme, then this is an ideal opportunity to come in to the Science Student Centre and discuss your options with one of our academic advisers.

This discussion will help you make an informed decision that will help to shape your future!

What do I need to do?

Step 1

Log in to Student Services Online (SSO). A new task will appear in your SSO dashboard. The 'to do list' will show an incomplete item. 

Step 2

Click on this item. You will be taken to a Science Majors and Modules Week event, where the options will include:

  • Confirm your study options
  • Change your study options
  • You are undecided

Step 3

If you're 'Undecided' you'll be prompted to indicate a time that suits your schedule to chat with an academic adviser. You can drop in for your 15-20 minute session during the slot that you've booked.

If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing scifac@auckland.ac.nz.

We look forward to seeing you in the Science Student Centre!

Prior to Science Majors and Modules Week make sure you browse the undergraduate Science subject pages and degree planners for the subjects you're considering. 

You can also learn more about the Modules available for Science students.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have confirmed my major/specialisation. Can I change it at a later date?

Yes. If you want to change what you have already confirmed in SSO, please come in to the Science Student Centre so we can help you.

Please note: It will not be possible to change to Biomedical Science, Food Science and Nutrition or Exercise Sciences yourself in SSO, as these subjects have higher entry requirements. You will need to come to the Science Student Centre and talk to an adviser who will be able to help you. You can still apply for these subjects, but no later than 8 December 2019.
 

What if I can't attend any of the available sessions during Science Majors and Modules Week?

You can visit the Science Student Centre Monday to Friday, any time between 9am and 4.30pm.
 

I have booked into a session but I can no longer attend. Can I book another time?

Unfortunately, once you've completed the task you won't be able to edit it. Just contact us at scifac@auckland.ac.nz to let us know you're unable to attend, and drop in to the Science Student Centre before the end of the day on Friday 27 September 2019. 
 

If I'm still undecided, do I have to make a decision this week?

We'd prefer you to confirm your major or specialisation by the end of the week but, if you're still unsure, you're welcome to visit us again to help answer any questions you might still have. We can also check to see if the undergraduate subject adviser is available to see you. 
 

How can I book a time to see an academic staff member about a subject I am interested in?

You can book an appointment with the undergraduate adviser for the subject you're interested in by contacting them directly. Please check the list of undergraduate academic advisers for their details. 


I'm a Biomed student. Do I still have to complete this task?

No. If you started studying Biomedical Science in Semester One 2019 you don’t need to confirm your specialisation during Science Majors and Modules Week. 

However, if you are thinking about changing your specialisation and you’d like to discuss this with an academic adviser, you’re welcome to visit the Science Student Centre during Science Majors and Modules week, or any time after.