Why study science (Honours) at UoN?
Honours equips you with highly sought after and respected skills and knowledge, giving you a competitive advantage.
Studying the Bachelor of Science (Honours) gives you the opportunity to contribute to the development of knowledge in your field of interest by working one-on-one with an academic on their research.
Working directly on a research project allows you to benefit from the expertise and passion of your academic.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) can be completed over one year of full-time study or part-time equivalent at our Newcastle and Central Coast campuses.
At the Newcastle campus, you can specialise in biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, forensic science, geography and environmental studies, photonics, physics, and psychology.
The specialisations available at our Central Coast campus are marine science and sustainable resource management.
A Science (Honours) degree opens up a diverse range of employment opportunities in private industry and government organisations.
Depending on your specialisation, you could pursue a career in pathology, chemical analysis, product control development or research, telecommunications, fibre-optics, laser technology, medical physics, coal technology, organisational psychology, human resource management, and research and data evaluation.
Areas of employment can also include biotechnology, minerals and energy industries, urban and rural planning, social planning, community services, fisheries, environmental authorities and marine parks, national parks and wildlife, land and water management, and sustainability and development control.
An Honours degree can also lead to a research career in academia or elsewhere.