Specialisation

Major - Biology

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3016.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


This major provides students with a broad knowledge base of biology from the molecular world to global ecosystem science with a focus on the sustainability of the natural world. The major allows students to use the learning beside a range of other diverse majors and is especially applicable to students who are considering teaching as a career. Students will have the opportunity to develop discipline knowledge alongside scientific laboratory and inquiry based skills. The major also includes developing strong communication and critical thinking skills, essential for the future role of biology graduates.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Major Structure

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-Time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300361 Introduction to Human Biology

Spring session

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1
300838 Comparative Physiology

And one elective

Spring session

301251 Molecular Biology of the Cell

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
301272 Plant Science
300919 Occupational Health and Safety

And one elective

Spring session

300905 Advanced Immunology

And three electives

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Biology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Biology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-Time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300361 Introduction to Human Biology

Spring session

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1
300838 Comparative Physiology
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Spring session

301251 Molecular Biology of the Cell
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
301272 Plant Science
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C
300919 Occupational Health and Safety

Spring session

300905 Advanced Immunology
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And two electives

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 Term year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight University Level units comprising:

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)

And

One unit from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)

700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700298 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1
300838 Comparative Physiology

And one elective

Spring session

301251 Molecular Biology of the Cell

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
301272 Plant Science
300919 Occupational Health and Safety

And one elective

Spring session

300905 Advanced Immunology

And three electives



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