Bachelor of Science

Biodiversity

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
or
MTHS120
Quantitative Skills with Applications
or
Calculus and Linear Algebra 1
6  
STAT100 Introduction to Statistical Modelling 6  
And complete the following units: 24 cps
BIOL110 Biology I 6  
BIOL120 Biology II 6  
CHEM110 Chemistry I 6  
CHEM120 Chemistry II 6  
#Prescribed Units for this Major
Complete the following units:
48 cps
BOTY203 Plant Diversity 6  
ECOL203 Ecology - Populations to Ecosystems 6
EVOL211 Evolution and Biogeography 6
ZOOL203 Vertebrate Zoology - Evolution and Diversity 6
And complete 24 credit points from the following units:
ECOL307 Ecology of Plant Populations 6
ECOL320 Molecular Ecology 6
EM323 Wildlife Ecology and Management 6
EM353 Conservation Biology 6
ERS301 Applied Research Skills in Environmental and Rural Science 6
EVOL301 Biological Systematics 6
GEPL341 Environmental Biogeography 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 60 cps

To achieve an overall total of 144 credit points candidates must complete a further 60 credit points by either:
Completing ONE Minor, Listed Units and Elective Units;
or
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 and ONE Minor MUST complete 6 credit points at 200 level from the following units;
or
Candidates completing ONE Major must complete 18 credit points at 200-level from the following units:
0-18 cps
BCHM210 Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I 6  
BOTY202 Plant Physiology and Anatomy 6  
CHEM250 Analytical Chemistry 6  
ECOL202 Aquatic Ecology 6  
ECOL204 Ecological Methods 6  
GENE210 Introductory Genetics 6  
MICR220 Introductory Microbiology 6  
STAT210 Statistical Modelling and Experimental Design 6  
ZOOL210 Invertebrate Zoology 6  
ZOOL220 Entomology 6  
Group 2 - Listed Units for candidates undertaking this Major
Candidates completing TWO majors complete 0 credit points.
Candidates completing ONE Major and ONE Minor MUST complete 6 credit points at 300 level from the following units;
or
Candidates completing ONE Major must complete 18 credit points at 300-level from the following units:
0-18 cps
BOTY302 Plant Function and Environment 6  
BOTY370 Mycology and Plant Pathology 6  
BTEC360 Biotechnology and Advanced Molecular Biology 6  
EM351 Ecosystem Rehabilitation 6  
FSC310 Forensic Chemistry 6  
HORT420 Horticultural Science and Management 6  
SCI395 Science Report 6  
ZOOL326 Animal Behaviour 6  
ZOOL328 Insect-Plant Interactions 6  
Elective Units
Complete 0 to 24 credit points with not more than 12 credit points at 100-level.
0-24 cps
The number of credit points and level will vary depending on whether candidates undertake ONE or TWO Majors or ONE Major and ONE Minor.
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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