Major - General Biology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3052.1

Related Courses

3678.1 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)
3678.2 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The major in General Biology gives students a broad training in biology, with the opportunity to select a program that ranges across the scale from macro- to micro- to molecular level processes. Completion of the major meets the requirements for secondary school biology teaching (post-graduate study is required to qualify as a teacher).

Major Structure

Students must complete a maximum of three units from Level 1 and at least three units from Level 3.

Students must complete eight units as follows

Level 1

300802 Biodiversity
300816 Cell Biology

Choose six of the following units, including at least three at Level 3.

Level 1

300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300803 Essential Chemistry 2

Level 2

300836 Botany
300838 Comparative Physiology
300839 Ecology
300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300845 Genetics
300847 Immunology
300848 Metabolism
300833 Microbiology 1
300896 Microbiology 2
300817 Molecular Biology
300865 Plant Physiology

Level 3

300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300905 Advanced Immunology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300866 Analytical Microbiology
300929 Aquatic Ecology
300855 Conservation Biology
300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300918 Invertebrate Biology
300819 Topics in Physiology
300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300826 Medical Microbiology
300927 Molecular Medicine
300919 Occupational Health and Safety
300924 Science Research Project
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity

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