Program Guide - 3970 - Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Ecology

Students completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Ecology must complete 144 Units of Credit (UoC) as described in Tables 1 and 2:

Table 1: Program Structure
Major 72 UoC (12 courses) 96 UoC 144 UoC
Science Electives 24 UoC (4 courses)
Free Electives 36 UoC (6 courses) 48 UoC
General Education 12 UoC (2 courses)


Table 2: Courses comprising a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Ecology
Stage 1 BIOS1101 (S2) BIOS1301 (S1) BIOS1301 (S1) MATH1041 (S1, S2) General Education General Education Science Elective Science Elective
Stage 2 BEES2041 (S1) BIOS2011 (S2) or BABS2264 (S2) GEOS2711 6 UoC from Stage 2 Electives Science Elective Science Elective Free Elective Free Elective
Stage 3 BIOS3601 (S1) BIOS6671 (S2) or BIOS3671 (S2) 6 UoC from Stage 3 Electives 6 UoC from Stage 3 Electives Free Elective Free Elective Free Elective Free Elective

In addition to the courses required for your major, students must also take Science Electives, Free Electives, and General Education courses. Students may use their Science Electives and/or Free Electives to complete a second major or minor.

Table 3: Electives
Stage 2 Electives: Stage 3 Electives: Recommended Electives:
Please Note:
  • Semester offerings are subject to change. Please check the timetable prior to planning for your enrolment.
  • Science Electives are courses taken from within the Faculty of Science, as defined by Table 1 in the Online Handbook.
  • Free Electives may be from Science or from any other Faculty at UNSW.
  • General Education courses cannot be Science courses, and Science students cannot take GENS courses for their General Education.
  • Recommended Electives are not required, but are recommended as complementary courses for this major when choosing electives.
  • Students cannot complete more than 72 UoC of Level 1 courses including any GEN courses and Level 1 courses taken for General Education.

For more information about requirements for majors, minors, dual degrees or double majors, see the Online Handbook.