Biological Sciences is for those who love life. Whether you want to stand in a metre of mud, on top of a tree, perhaps under the sea or on a kilometre of Antarctic ice, biology is for you.
Biological Sciences students have many opportunities: they can be ecologists with interests in ecosystems, physiologists aiming to understand how organisms function, or geneticists using DNA as the key to identifying diseases or organisms. Waikato was rated the top university in New Zealand for its research in molecular, cellular and whole organism biology and ecology, evolution and behaviour, in the Tertiary Education Commission's 2006 asessment of tertiary research.
How to study Biological Sciences in Tauranga
In Tauranga, you start by enrolling in either the Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6 or the Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6 with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Once you complete the full two years of either Diploma (with a B Grade average), you can then apply to enrol in the University's Biological Sciences papers offered in Tauranga.
DegreesBachelor of Science
Biological Sciences can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within most degrees
300 level papers allow you to specialise in a wide range of biological topics: from botany and zoology through to ecology, animal behaviour and physiology and from biochemistry and microbiology to genetics and molecular biology.
Read more about studying Biological Sciences with the University of Waikato.