Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
The BSc degree is a three-year (six-semester) full-time programme that allows you to study from a wide variety majors.
|Points per degree||360 points|
|Fulltime study||3 years|
|Part-time study||6+ years|
|Taught at||City and Tāmaki Campus|
|Application closing dates||
1 December (Summer School, Sport and Exercise Science)
|Start date||Semester 1|
- Take advantage of a huge variety of subjects and customise your degree to incorporate different areas of interest and expertise.
- Develop skills in independent research, working in teams, and writing and presenting work.
- Develop core transferable skills, which improve your employment opportunities.
- Gain exposure to working scientists throughout your degree.
The Bachelor of Science (BSc) is a three year programme with majors covering biological, human and earth, computational, physical and health orientated sciences. The huge range of subjects allows you to customise your degree, incorporating different areas of interest and expertise.
You "take a BSc" by studying courses in a major and other subjects of relevance or interest. These courses are chosen from the subjects and specialisations offered by the Faculty of Science. A major is the subject that you study to the highest level of your undergraduate degree.
As well as skills that are part of your academic learning in your chosen major, your BSc will expose you to new technologies, give you the opportunity to write and present work, the chance to work independently and in groups, and to develop independent research skills. If you are science-minded and want to keep your options open, this is the degree for you.
Majors available for the BSc
The Faculty of Science offers 25 different majors for the BSc:
Anthropological Science | Applied Mathematics | Bioinformatics | Biological Sciences | Biomedical Science | Chemistry | Computer Science | Earth Sciences | Ecology | Environmental Science | Food Science and Nutrition | Geography | Geophysics | Information Systems | Logic and Computation | Marine Science | Mathematics | Medicinal Chemistry | Operations Research | Pharmacology | Physics | Physiology | Psychology | Sport and Exercise Science | Statistics
For futher programme details, please refer to The University of Auckland Calendar or visit our Planning your Bachelor of Science section.
To complete a BSc degree you need to pass courses totalling at least 360 points. Courses are typically worth 15 points.
Your degree must include:
- At least five courses (75 points) at Stage III. At least 4 of these courses (60 points) must be from your subject major. You may do more than one major and would complete three courses (45 points) at Stage III in this second major.
- No more than 12 courses (180 points) at Stage 1. You typically take at least 2 courses (30 points) in your subject major at Stage 1. See Core Courses for more information.
- At least 12 courses (180 points) above Stage One.
- Courses must come from a minimum of three science subjects (including your major).
- Two courses (30 points) from the General Education schedule approved for Science. Find out more about General Education.
- You may include two courses (30 points) from subjects outside of the Science schedule eg, from subjects classified under Arts, Business and Economics etc. This is in addition to the two General Education courses.
To be admitted to the University, school leavers must have a University Entrance qualification based on NCEA, CIE, IB or another recognised, equivalent qualification.
Further study options
- Bachelor in Science (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSci)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)
- Master of Science (MSc)
- Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac)
- Master of Energy (MEnergy)
- Master of Bioscience Enterprise
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)