Bachelor of Science (BSc) specialising in Biomedical Science

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. You can choose to keep your Biomedical Science specialisation general, or you can follow one of nine pathways as a way to focus your studies further.

To enrol in a pathway use the Choose your pathway form

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Biomedical Science we recommend the capstone course, BIOMED 399 which will allow you to debate contemporary issues in biomedicine, and use your scientific reasoning to counter misunderstandings and misrepresentation. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page

Year 1 compulsory core courses

Year 2 onwards

*Biomedical Science students can only take General Education courses from Schedule O and EMHSS.

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Science Student Centre at scifac@auckland.ac.nz.

Biomedical Science pathways

As a Biomedical Science student you’ll take compulsory core courses in your first year of study. After your first year you can keep your Biomedical Science specialisation general, or you can choose one of the following pathways:

To enrol in a pathway use the Choose your pathway form

Preparing for your Biomedical Science specialisation

Some students will feel more prepared for our Biomedical Science 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
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz