Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Biological Sciences, from 2019

From 2019 you'll have more options available to you within a BSc Biological Sciences major.

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. From 2019, you can choose to keep your Biological Sciences major general, or you can follow one of nine pathways as a way to focus your studies further. You can also choose to do a double major, which means you study two Science subjects at the same time.

As part of your major you'll complete the Biological Sciences capstone course, BIOSCI 399: Biological science in a post-truth world, in your final year of study. The capstone course will allow you to debate contemporary issues in biology, and how these issues are interpreted from a cultural, political and economic perspective.

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Biological Sciences pathways, from 2019

As a Biological Sciences student you’ll take common ‘core’ courses in each year of study. From 2019, you can choose to keep your Biological Sciences major general, or you can choose to follow one or more of the following pathways:


Doing a double major with Biological Sciences

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Biological Sciences: Anthropological Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Exercise Sciences, Geography, Psychology and Statistics.

Preparing for your Biological Sciences major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Biological Sciences courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.  

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020