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Bachelor of Science University of Sydney

3.82 out of 5 from 11 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

A Bachelor of Science opens up a world of opportunity. Whether you dream of joining the forefront of research, learning how to analyse and think critically or making the planet a better place, a Bachelor of Science will give you highly sought-after skills for a huge range of careers.

At Sydney you will taught by dedicated scientific thinkers, including members of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Research Council Fellows and prestigious prize winners. You will study in world-class facilities, including the multimillion-dollar Sydney Nanoscience Hub and the Charles Perkins Centre, with its focus on diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

With more than 40 science majors, programs and streams to choose from plus a pool of shared majors from across the University and a flexible degree plan, the three-year Bachelor of Science allows you to find your own path. In your first year, you"ll gain essential knowledge in the fundamental sciences. In second and third years you will specialise in your chosen stream with the option to take elective subjects from across the University.


Anatomy and Histology, Animal Health, Disease and Welfare, Animal Production, Applied Medical Science, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,...

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Agricultural scientist, astronomer, biosecurity researcher, ecologist, environmental policymaker, food chemist, hydrologist, mathematician, medical scientist,...

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Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2010

I majored in Nutrition.

Positives: This course was based in science and had practical components in the final year which were rewarding and prepared us for the workforce.

Negatives: 1. Disorganised
2. Too many graduates and insufficient graduate positions
3. First 3 years had no practical aspects to them, luckily I en...

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July 2018
Year completed 2020

This degree offers a range of various electives including languages, geography, literature etc.
The only negative would be the workload for some of the units which may be hard to do when studying full time

My advice to future students is: Good degree to experience a range of subjects especially for people who are uncertai...

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: The course enables students to broadly approach previous knowledge and methodology, and then once interest is developed, major in a specific area. The course enables access into some unique facilities and allows for intense learning into the facts of our physical and natural world. It enlightens you not only with p...

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June 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Great lecturers, great people, great campus.

Negatives: The commute.

My advice to future students is: Study what you enjoy.

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Interesting content and hands on laboratory learning

Negatives: Some organisation of some subjects

My advice to future students is: Keep your options open for majors and choose subjects which you are interested in

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May 2018
Year completed 2015

Positives: High quality lecturers and top quality teaching.

Negatives: Large classes and less time for individual students. Crowded lecture theatres.

My advice to future students is: highly recommend Sydney Uni as the quality of teaching is excellent. Be prepared to learn independently as at thus uni they do not "spoon ...

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May 2018
Year completed 2018

wide range of majors and the science faculty is very helpful. subjects are interesting although some psychology tutorials could be better and more interactive.

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March 2018
Year completed 2019

- there is a very wide selection of majors
- the units are very flexible (limited core units)
- lots of electives to explore other areas of interest
- I had to figure out all of the information on majors/pathways myself, meaning my prerequisites were not in line for second year
-limited jobs fo...

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February 2018
Year completed 2017

I did a medical science major.

It’s a really good course in terms of the many opportunities it provides for you career wise. Negatives aspects include the many hours of studying involved.

My advice to future students is: Have a goal and set yourself a path that will efficiently and eventually get there

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Positive aspects- probably the professors. The teaching staff we have are so experienced and extremely helpful, in second year especially it feels like they are focused on ensuring all the students are finding their way and are not struggling. Second year becomes really good as well as it is when you can start to focus on th...

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