Bachelor of Science

Palaeobiology

Program of Study Credit Points
Core Units for this Major
Complete 12 credit points from the following units:
12 cps
Unit Code Unit Title Unit cps  
MTHS110 Quantitative Skills with Applications 6  
MTHS120 Calculus and Linear Algebra 1 6  
MTHS130 Calculus and Linear Algebra 2 6  
STAT100 Introduction to Statistical Modelling 6  
And complete the following units: 36 cps
BIOL110 Biology I 6  
BIOL120 Biology II 6  
CHEM110 Chemistry I 6  
CHEM120 Chemistry II 6  
GEOL110 Geology and the Environment I 6  
GEOL120 Geology and the Environment II 6  
#Prescribed Units for this Major
Complete the following units:
48 cps
EM334 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking 6  
EVOL211 Evolution and Biogeography 6  
EVOL301 Biological Systematics 6  
GEOL202 Introductory Palaeontology 6  
GEOL311 Palaeontology and Stratigraphy 6  
GEOL315 Vertebrate Palaeontology 6  
ZOOL203 Vertebrate Zoology - Evolution and Diversity 6  
ZOOL210 Invertebrate Zoology 6  
#Students undertaking a second major must be aware that a unit common to both majors at 200/300-level counts towards one major only. In these circumstances students are to select a Listed Unit from the relevant Major.  
Course Requirements 48 cps

To achieve an overall total of 144 credit points candidates must complete a further 48 credit points by either:
Completing a second Major and Elective Units
or
Completing the Listed Units for this Major and Elective Units.

 
Group 1 - Listed Units for candidates undertaking this Major
Candidates completing TWO Majors complete 0 credit points.
Candidates completing ONE Major must complete 18 credit points at 200-level from the following units:
0-18 cps
ASTY221 Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics 6  
BCHM210 Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I 6  
BOTY203 Plant Diversity 6  
CHEM220 Chemical Reactivity 6  
CHEM250 Analytical Chemistry 6  
ECOL203 Ecology- Populations to Ecosystems 6  
GENE210 Introductory Genetics 6  
GEOL206 Field Mapping and Sedimentology 6  
MICR220 Introductory Microbiology 6  
STAT210 Statistical Modelling and Experimental Design 6  
Group 2 - Listed Units for candidates undertaking this Major
Candidates completing TWO Majors complete 0 credit points.
Candidates completing ONE Major must complete 18 credit points at 300-level from the following units:
0-18 cps
FSC310 Forensic Chemistry 6  
GENE322 Genetics of Populations 6  
GENE352 Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics 6  
GEOL313 Environmental Geology 6  
GEOL314 Geological Field Mapping 6  
SCI395 Science Report 6  
ZOOL326 Animal Behaviour 6  
ZOOL329 Evolutionary Parasitology 6  
Elective Units
Complete 0 to 12 credit points with not more than 12 credit points at 100-level.
0-12 cps
The number of credit points and level will vary depending on whether candidates undertake ONE or TWO Majors.
Elective Units can be selected from any unit offered by the University subject to candidates meeting overall prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units.
 
Total 144 cps

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