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Study Plans - Majors (areas of study)

Bachelor of Science

A major is a specialisation in a specific area taught within the Faculty of Sciences.

Bachelor of Science students are required to complete at least one major towards their degree. In some cases it is possible to undertake more than one major in a particular discipline.

When selecting their major(s), students should think about the scientific questions, subject areas and/or careers of interest to them. Previous academic results and other achievements can also assist with determining an area of strength.

Each major and major combination listed in the table below has a link to provide students with a 2017 study plan to define what courses must be taken at Level I, II and III to achieve a desired major.

More information about electives can be found here.

Majors

Anatomical Sciences
only available to students who commenced in or prior to 2016

Microbiology & Immunology
Biochemistry Pharmacology
only available to students who commenced in or prior to 2016
Botany
only available to students commencing in or prior to 2015
Physics
Chemistry Physiology
only available to students who commenced in or prior to 2016
Ecology Psychology
only available to students who commenced in or prior to 2014
Evolutionary Biology Soil Science
Genetics Theoretical Physics
Geology Zoology
only available to students commencing in or prior to 2015
Geophysics & Applied Geology  

Double Majors
Chemistry (Double) Ecology & Spatial Science
Experimental & Theoretical Physics  

If you have any questions about requirements for a major, please contact the Faculty Office via phone: +61 8 8313 5673 or email directly to the Faculty: faculty.sciences@adelaide.edu.au.

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