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BSc - Biological Sciences as a major

Please note

From 2018 Biological Sciences will be replaced by Ecology & Biodiversity and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the Hamilton campus. Year 3 of Biological Sciences will remain available in Tauranga for students who have already begun the NZ Diploma in Environmental Management - Marine or Terrestrial (Levels 5 and 6) with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

If you're intrigued by the natural world around you, or enjoy understanding how things work, Waikato's Bachelor of Science (BSc) is what you're looking for. Putting into practice what you learn in your lectures is a major part of this degree. You will gain hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date and high-tech computing facilities and laboratory equipment.

As a Biological Sciences student at the University of Waikato you will benefit from our practical and innovative approach to teaching, as well as one-on-one time with world-renowned researchers.


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Key information

Years: 3
Points: 360
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,130 (approx) per year
Fees (International): $30,595-$32,750 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Biosecurity Officer
  • Environmental Microbiologist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Fisheries Scientist
  • Forensic Technician
  • Geneticist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Sciences Technician
  • Plant Physiologist

Degree Planner

Degree planner — BSc in Biological Sciences (Tauranga campus)

If no point value is listed, papers are worth 15 points. This structure applies to study in Tauranga only, starting in 2020.

Year 1

Year 1 credit from
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Year 2

Year 2 credit from
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

  • Major
  • Compulsory
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Biological Sciences incorporates the major traditional biological disciplines of Botany, Microbiology and Zoology, with the interdisciplinary subjects of Biochemistry, Physiology, Genetics, Ecology and Behaviour.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
BIOEB592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
BIOEB593Ecology and Biodiversity Thesis90.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
BIOEB594Ecology and Biodiversity Thesis120.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
BIOMO592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
BIOMO593Molecular and Cellular Biology Thesis90.021X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
BIOMO594Molecular and Cellular Biology Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
SCIEN589Directed Study15.021A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga), 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga), 21C (Hamilton) & 21C (Tauranga)
No description available.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
BIOEB800Ecology and Biodiversity MPhil Thesis120.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
No description available.
BIOMO800Molecular and Cellular Biology MPhil Thesis120.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
BIOEB900Ecology and Biodiversity PhD Thesis120.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
No description available.
BIOMO900Mollecular and Cellular Biology PhD Thesis120.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
No description available.

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

Anne Shannon Scholarship  Closed

For students who are enrolled in their second year of full-time study in either a BSc or BSc(Tech) majoring in Ecology & Biodiversity or Molecular & Cellular Biology. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 60 points of papers coded BIOEBxxx or BIOMOxxx. The scholarship will have a value of $2,500 per year for two years.

Brian Perry Charitable Trust Undergraduate Scholarship in Science & Engineering  Closed

For students who are enrolled in the second year of full-time study towards an undergraduate degree, in the School of Science or the School of Engineering at the University of Waikato. The scholarship will have a value of up to $3,000.

Hamilton Zoo - University of Waikato Science & Engineering Scholarship  Closed

For students who are enrolled full-time and have completed the second year of the Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree. The scholarship will have a value of $14,000 and a one year placement with the Hamilton Zoo.

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School of Science
Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: [email protected]

Website: sci.waikato.ac.nz
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