Undergraduate study

You can study in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences through a number of different courses.

Most students choose to enrol in one of the following undergraduate courses and complete their studies in one or more of the listed major subject areas:

Undergraduate courses

Combined undergraduate courses


A major is a specialisation in a chosen area of study and is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in a particular area.

These are the majors offered in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Visit the Faculty of Science website for a full list of available majors.

Dalyell Scholars Program

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The Faculty of Science’s Dalyell Scholars Program is a unique offering if you are seeking to expand your intellectual horizons and indulge your curiosity.

If you are a talented, high-achieving student, this flagship program is ideal for you. It offers additional challenging material – including exposure to cutting-edge research – to enable you to maximise your intellectual growth and potential.

Follow your curiosity and learn more about the Dalyell Scholars Program.

How to apply


Choose your course

Select a course from the list above or visit sydney.edu.au/courses


Check the entry requirements

Admission to the University of Sydney is highly competitive. You need to meet specific academic requirements before we can make an unconditional offer of admission. For most courses, entry is based on your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or equivalent. For details visit Undergradaute entry requirements.

Additional English language requirements can also apply. For more information visit English language requirements.


Explore your entry options

If you're not sure you'll reach the ATAR cut-off for your preferred course, find out if you're eligible to apply for one of our admission pathways.

For more information visit Alternative entry.


Submit your application with the relevant documents

If you’re a domestic student, you need to submit your application online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website.

You will also need to submit your application through UAC if you are an international student completing:

  • a current Australian Year 12 secondary school examination
  • a current International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in Australia or New Zealand, or
  • a current New Zealand Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 qualification

All other international students need to apply directly to the University using the ‘apply now’ button on the page for your chosen course at sydney.edu.au/courses