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  • #1 #1 in Australia and #11 in the world for veterinary science
  • #10 #10 in the world for anatomy and physiology
  • #15 #15 in the world in life sciences
  • #24 #24 in the world for geography
  • #25 #25 in the world for psychology
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Undergraduate courses

Break your perceived boundaries of scientific knowledge
Become part of our diverse community of highly experienced teachers, scholars and an exceptionally talented student body – all of whom share a passion for science.

Why study an undergraduate course at the Faculty of Science?

Whether you dream about being at the forefront of research, learning how to analyse and think critically, or want to help make the planet a better place, a degree in science will give you highly sought-after skills for a huge range of careers.

  • We have long-running year-in-industry programs in chemistry and physics, internship partnerships with food and agribusiness organisations and practical classes run within Westmead Hospital and our veterinary teaching hospitals, plus much more.
  • High achieving students may be invited to take part in the Dalyell Scholars program which enables you to cultivate the leadership and professional expertise to become a part of our global network of leaders.
  • As a student here, you can study in acclaimed research facilities, including the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, the Charles Perkins Centre, the Brain and Mind Centre, and our food science laboratories.
  • Our research-led teaching means you’ll be taught by leading scientists who will share the latest findings with you.
  • The University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability. With a broad range of flexible and dynamic career options, science graduates are in high demand across many industries.

How can I study science?

Programs are combinations of units of study that develop expertise in a multi-disciplinary domain or professional or specialist field and includes at least one recognised major. They include some embedded major and additional units of study.

Within the Bachelor of Science, you can complete the following programs:

  • Agroecosystems
    • Embedded major options: Animal Production, Plant Production, Soil Science and Hydrology.
  • Medical Science (only available in Medical Science stream)
  • Environmental Science
    • Embedded major is: Environmental Science
  • Neuroscience
    • Embedded major is: Neuroscience
  • Psychology
    • Embedded major is: Psychological Science
  • Mathematical Science (only available in Dalyell stream)
    • Embedded major options: Financial Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Statistics

Within the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced, you can complete the following programs:

  • Agriculture (only available in Agriculture stream)
    • Embedded major options: Animal Production, Plant Production, Soil Science and Hydrology.
  • Agroecosystems
    • Embedded major options: Animal Production, Plant Production, Soil Science and Hydrology.
  • Food and Agribusiness (only available in Food and Agribusiness stream)
    • Embedded major options: Food Science and one of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Accounting, Banking, Business Analytics, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Economics, Economic Policy, Finance, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (only available in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience stream)
    • Embedded major: Animal Veterinary Bioscience.
  • Medical Science (only available in Medical Science stream)
  • Environmental Science
    • Embedded major is: Environmental Science
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    • Embedded major options: Chemistry, Physics
  • Neuroscience
    • Embedded major is: Neuroscience
  • Psychology
    • Embedded major is: Psychological Science
  • Mathematical Science (only available in Dalyell stream)
    • Embedded major options: Financial Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Statistics

Not sure exactly what major or course you're interested in? Explore the study options by checking out the study area page that appeals to you:

Entry requirements

From 2019 students need to complete the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) Mathematics (not General Mathematics) or equivalent interstate or IB subjects in order to meet the requirements for admission into a number of our courses, including psychology, veterinary science and science. Learn more about undergraduate academic requirements.

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As a science student you’ll be learning so many interesting things in lectures, labs and tutorials. It’s good to have lectures in the morning when you’re ready to learn, and labs are a great way to spend the afternoon and you will make great friends in the process.
Alison Campbell