Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2013 academic year unless otherwise specified.
On this page:
- Undergraduate Information
- Postgraduate Information
- How To Find Out More
- Related Subjects and Careers
- List of Courses
This subject is taught by the School of Biological Sciences.
Biology permeates all aspects of modern life. The current debate over genetic engineering and biotechnology demonstrates how quickly Biology crosses over into other fields of study, such as law, ethics, commerce, media theory, and philosophy.
At Victoria's School of Biological Sciences you can specialise in any of the hottest fields of contemporary biology, from genetics to ecology. You can study for a Bachelor of Science with a major in one of five areas: Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Bioscience, Ecology and Biodiversity, Marine Biology, or a broader major in Biology. With the Biology major you can combine elements of the other majors for a more flexible Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.
While first-year courses lay the foundation for more advanced study, it is helpful to have some elementary knowledge of Biology and Statistics. Careers in government, Crown Research Institutes, veterinary and clinical laboratories, and many industries are among those open to Biology graduates.
For more detailed information on the School of Biological Sciences and its programmes, see School of Biological Sciences.
BSc major requirements
- BIOL 111, 113, 114, STAT 193 or equivalent
- 60 points from 200-level BIOL/BMSC/BTEC 201-299
- 60 points from BIOL/BMSC/BTEC 301-399
First-year courses lay the foundations for in-depth study of the biological sciences. Courses cover the conceptual frameworks and basic understandings that underpin study at more advanced levels. Previous experience in Biology is an advantage, although not essential. It is also helpful to have some elementary knowledge of Chemistry and Statistics.
Postgraduate Qualifications in Biological Sciences
You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.
Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Science Faculty Office for information on Admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.
Biological Sciences courses are taught within the School of Biological Sciences, New Kirk Building. School Office: Level 5
Dr Ken Ryan
Programme Manager Biology
Phone: 04 463 6083
Phone: 04 463 5339
Please note: the list below shows undergraduate-level courses only. For a complete course listing, see the list of all Biological Sciences courses
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|100 Level Courses|
BIOL 111 – Cell Biology
BIOL 113 – Biology of Plants
BIOL 114 – Biology of Animals
BIOL 116 – Human Reproduction, Evolution and Sexuality
BIOL 132 – Biodiversity and Conservation
|200 Level Courses|
BIOL 219 – New Zealand Flora and Fauna
BIOL 222 – Ecology and Environment
BIOL 227 – Plants and Algae: Function and Diversity
BIOL 228 – Animal Diversity
BIOL 234 – Special Topic
BIOL 236 – Environmental Microbiology
BIOL 241 – Genetics
BIOL 243 – Physiology and Pharmacology
BIOL 244 – Introductory Biochemistry
BIOL 252 – Cell and Developmental Biology
BIOL 271 – Introductory Marine Biology
|300 Level Courses|
BIOL 325 – Global Change Biology
BIOL 327 – Population and Community Ecology
BIOL 328 – Behaviour and Conservation Ecology
BIOL 329 – Evolution
BIOL 334 – Cell and Immunobiology
BIOL 335 – Advanced Physiology
BIOL 336 – Special Topic
BIOL 339 – Cellular Regulation
BIOL 340 – Genes and Genomes
BIOL 343 – Advanced Genetics
BIOL 370 – Field Marine Biology
BIOL 371 – Marine Ecology
BIOL 372 – Applied Marine Biology