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Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSCH)

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  • Online
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Build on your knowledge from your Bachelor of Science degree and pursue your science passion.
  • During your studies, you can choose your area of specialisation from the range of disciplines available and conduct a supervised research project and develop your research skills.
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How do I know which Bachelor of Science Honours major is right for me?

A great place to start is thinking about what you enjoy and aligning it to what you’re passionate about with a degree. Identifying what you love naturally lends itself to your strengths in Sciences which can make choosing a BSC Honours not only less stressful, but exciting. Visualise your goals, what you want to achieve and how you see your future career playing out.

The best thing about UniSQ is that we’re pretty flexible when it comes to changing your mind. If you commence an Honours in Bachelor of Science and after a semester decide you want to change majors, that’s ok. Our iconnect team can chat through your options.

At UniSQ You can choose from seven specialisations.

Applied Mathematics & Statistics - Increase your scientific knowledge through the study of advanced statistics courses and complete a research project where you will conduct research and report on the findings, overseen by an experienced supervisor.

Biology - Gain and understanding of the professional standards required by a practising scientist and the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology with a Bachelor of Science with Honours qualification.

Chemistry - Build upon your existing skillset by enhancing your knowledge through research and take advantage of opportunities to connect with the wider scientific community in the local region, nationally and overseas.

Computing - with a national shortage of IT professionals, the need for skilled workers has never been greater. When you study a computing BSC Honours major you can look forward to a lucrative and diverse career with abundant job opportunities.

Environment & Sustainability - Tailor your existing skillset to suit your passions and career goals and expand your employment opportunities to fields such as mining, national parks, defence, CSIRO and more.

Physics - This Bachelor of Science Honours major gives you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills in physics or astronomical and space science by developing a research project under the supervision of a field expert.

Psychology - Develop the competencies necessary to be an effective scientist-practitioner with UniSQ. Our research in Psychology is well above world standard according to the latest ERA results.

Why study a Bachelor of Science Honours degree with UniSQ?

Gain the competitive edge you need with UniSQ.

  • Learn your BSC Honours from world-class lecturers. We are ranked well above world standard for Astronomical & Space Sciences, Computational Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Psychology according to the latest ERA results
  • We are rated five out of five stars for science and mathematics undergraduates in full-time employment (Good Universities Guide, 2024).
  • Continue to develop your expert knowledge and use your Bachelor of Science Honours qualification as a stepping-stone into a postgraduate degree, including masters and PhD studies. 
What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to study an Honours in Bachelor of Science will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

To study a Bachelor of Science Honours at UniSQ, you must meet several criteria including past study requirements.

For further information on the entry requirements of the science honours degree at UniSQ, please view the entry requirements section of your chosen major. 

Still have questions? Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options. 

What are the career opportunities for Bachelor of Science with Honours graduates?

All of our science honours degrees focus on developing your ability to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained into a career of your choice. Graduating with a Sciences degree from UniSQ opens up many career prospects. The jobs you may be interested in with a BSC Honours qualification will vary depending on the major you choose to study. Some career opportunities include roles such as a:

  • financial analyst
  • business systems analyst
  • biostatistician
  • statistics analyst
  • data analyst
  • psychological statistician
  • finance consultant
  • research officer
  • agricultural/environmental scientist
  • technical/sales representative
  • molecular biologist
  • microbiologist
  • analytical chemist
  • chemical engineer
  • chemistry teacher 
  • forensic scientist
  • computer scientist/programmer
  • network specialist
  • database/web/software developer
  • software engineer
  • climate scientist. 
Are flexible study options available when studying a Bachelor of Science with Honours program?

This will vary from uni to uni but at UniSQ, yes you can generally study a BSC Honours part-time, on-campus or externally, allowing you to balance study with your work and life commitments.

Work towards your Honours in Bachelor of Science at your own pace with our flexible learning options. Immerse yourself in campus life or learn your subject theory online, the choice is yours!

Discover the different ways you can study at UniSQ.