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Biology is the study of life and living organisms.The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences offers expertise in the fields of botany, ecology, marine biology and zoology. Botany explores aspects of both green and non-green plants and their relation to the environment. An understanding of ecology is necessary for conservation. Marine biology is about life in the ocean, estuaries and other coastal environments. Zoology looks at the structure, behaviour, habits, genetics, distribution, evolution and classification of animals.
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Minimum Units of Credit


Specialisation Type


Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 78 UOC.

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Recommended Courses

The following are recommended electives (These are not required but are recommended as good complementary courses for this major):

Level 1:
- CHEM1011 Chemistry A (6 UOC) or CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A (6 UOC)
Level 2:
- GEOS2021 Human Origins and Prehistory (6 UOC)
- GEOS2071 Life through Time (6 UOC)
- BIOS2500 Evolution and The Modern World (6 UOC)
Level 3:
- BIOS3091 Marine and Aquatic Ecology (6 UOC)

Additional Information


For information about Honours in Biology see the Biology Honours plan or contact the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES).

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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