Biological Science


Biological Science is the study of life and living organisms. It brings together and makes use of many areas of science and encompasses all aspects of plant and animal biology including how they interrelate with each other and interact in and with the environment. The importance of the study of Biological Science cannot be overemphasised in a world where the environments, on which plants and animals depend, are under constant threat.

People with training in the biological sciences work in many areas related to the conservation and understanding of the environment and natural resources. Biologists are employed in industries, companies and government departments involved in areas such as agriculture, animal care, horticulture, land and water conservation, fire management, aquaculture and pollution control. Other roles include policy advisors, journalists, waste managers and environment consultants.

Studying Biological Science at UNSW

The study of Biological Science at UNSW is primarily through the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences ( Biological Science can be studied at UNSW within the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science), the Bachelor of Environmental Science and several combined degree programs. Disciplines available for study in Biological Sciences at UNSW include: zoology, oceanography, botany, ecology and environmental science. A list of postgraduate programs offered also appears below.

Conservation Biology can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Stream
8745 Conservation Biology Specialisation BIOSHS8745

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