Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences

Careers that start with a science degree

While many scientists love their lab coats, our graduates are working in all sorts of inspiring and sometimes surprising careers.

Studying science opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Large businesses, small industry, government, teaching and research all offer career opportunities for those holding a science degree. 

Click on any of the subject areas below to find out which undergraduate majors we offer related to the subject and where a Science degree in this area could take you.


Subject guide for school students

Deciding what you would like to study at university starts in school, so please take a look at our subject guide for school students. Plan your required and preparation subjects in advance to ensure a smooth transition to university life.

Get help from our Science Student Centre

The Science Student Centre team offers advice to help you narrow down a study programme and subject that fits your interests, skills and career goals. To make an appointment use the below contact details:

Science Student Centre
Ground floor, Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz

Career Development and Employment Services

Science degrees offer skills and versatility, but good jobs are won on the basis of your personal management, achievements and attributes as well as knowledge of your chosen major. Work with Career Development and Employment Services on campus right from the start of your degree to explore career options, build your personal profile and make sound career oriented choices.

The Career Development and Employment Services website contains specialised information on career planning, skills identification, researching career options, employers, working overseas, applying for jobs, CVs, interview skills, and lots more.

Find more information on the Career Development and Employment Services website.

Discover our Science Scholars programme.