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As a Biology student you'll gain a broad knowledge in biology, chemistry and communications. Develop your skills in our state of the art laboratories and world-class facilities, including a histology laboratory, gel documentation facility, seed store, instrument rooms, fungal pathology laboratory and more. Here you will rub shoulders with researchers who are at the forefront of biological research ranging from genetic mapping in plants to human vaccine development.

Explore UniSQ's Biology degrees

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Professor Michael Kimlin has made many extraordinary contributions to cancer research throughout his career as a world renowned radiation epidemiologist. Michael completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (Biological and Physical Sciences), Graduate Diploma of Further Education and Training and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) through UniSQ.
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Are flexible study options available?
Yes! We prioritise practical learning, which is why students can choose to study biology either online or on-campus. At UniSQ, you'll have the opportunity to study biology on your own terms, in your own time. Discover more about the different ways you can study at UniSQ. 
What are the pathways to entry?
We understand everyone’s journey to university is different. That’s why we offer several pathway options to study biology at UniSQ. If you’ve just graduated from Year 12, haven’t studied in a while, or have a VET, TAFE or other relevant qualification, we can help you find the right pathway program to your dream degree.
What are my career prospects with a biology degree?

At UniSQ, you’ll be able to study biology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, furthering your knowledge of the sciences and working towards building your professional career. A biology degree from UniSQ will serve as the perfect foundation and stepping stone for a career in many industries including:

  • Universities
  • Defence
  • DPI
  • Government
  • Health
  • Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Journalism.

Out biology degrees are structured in a way to give you the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to carry out your duties in several different roles, including:

  • Research officer
  • Technical officer
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Technical sales representative
  • Molecular biologist
  • Microbiologist.

With so many opportunities for various careers in multiple fields and industries, there’s no better place to study biology than UniSQ! 

How long do biology degrees take at UniSQ?

 The duration of your studies will vary depending on the degree you choose. Our flexible biology degrees give you the option to study full-time or part-time:

  • Undergraduate Certificate of STEM Foundations — 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Diploma of Science (Biology) — 1 year (or part-time equivalent).
  • Bachelor’s degrees — 3 years (or part-time equivalent).
  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Biology) — 1 year (or part-time equivalent).
  • Master of Research — 2 years  (or part-time equivalent).
  • Doctor of Philosophy — 3 years (or part-time equivalent). 

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