Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)

In studying Biological Sciences you'll learn about the distribution, abundance, and biology of organisms and their role in New Zealand's most important ecosystems.

Pathway options

If you've completed the NZ Diploma in Environmental Management - Marine or Terrestrial (Levels 5 and 6) with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, with at least a B grade average,  you will be guaranteed admission to the Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biological Sciences) with credit of up to 240 points towards the degree. This only applies to students coming through the agreed pathway with Toi Ohomai. All others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You can then complete the final year of the BSc degree in Tauranga by studying University of Waikato papers at the Windermere Campus.

Once you have commenced your Diploma, we recommend you discuss your intended degree programme with University staff. We will advise you on degree and subject requirements.

Career options

Our BSc graduates are working in a wide range of careers including: conservation officer, marine biologist, fisheries scientist and many more.

Practical experience

Your skills will be gained through a combination of hands-on laboratory experience, practical field courses, and teaching from leading ecologists and biologists.

Read more about studying Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato's Hamilton campus.