ANU is Australia’s national university with a global reputation in Medicine, Biology and Environment as well as Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

You’ll find our researchers at the forefront of scientific practice and discovery, wherever it may be. Whether it’s on the front line of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, on a tree branch in the Tasmanian wilderness peering into a parrot’s nest, among the life-support machines of the neonatal intensive care unit or at a lab bench, and in front of the classroom.

ANU is ranked among the top 20 universities on the planet, and number 1 in Australia1. Our academics produce research which changes lives, and life as we know it. We are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, to better health, and to the sustainable, secure and equitable use of resources around the world. Our students learn from these world-class researchers, as do Australia’s policy-makers - with our expertise and influence extending to leaders in government, industry and beyond.

We are proud of our standing, our history and our achievements. In the past 60 years, we have produced four Nobel Laureates, some of Australia’s most pre-eminent scientists and thousands of graduates with a world-class education in science and medicine.

But nothing excites us quite as much as our future. We hope you can be part of it.

ANU Vice-Chancellor and Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt

Why study in Canberra

ANU is also located in Canberra, a centre for science and innovation. With CSIRO, the Australian Science Academy, Questacon and Australia’s political decision-makers at the doorstep of ANU, Canberra is a melting pot for scientific exploration and innovation. It is a modern and connected city, which was recently ranked by the OECD as the world’s best city to live2. Our students enjoy a high quality of life in a city with one of the best-educated workforces, highest average full-time income and the lowest unemployment rate in Australia. And because it’s Australia’s capital city, big things happen here.

Strategic priorities

ANU has an international reputation for excellence in research, education and policy expertise. Learn more about our areas of excellence and the strategic priority we place on them.

Research » Research is central to everything we do at ANU. It shapes the educational experience we provide to students and enables us to be a leading voice on issues of national and international importance.

Education » Education at ANU is shaped by our culture of intensive research. Our students are taught by, and work with, active researchers at all levels of achievement. This ensures a contemporary education based on learning and discovery, not just knowledge transfer.

Policy » ANU is a leading voice in national and international policy development and debate. Our researchers work with government, industry and non-government organisations to apply research expertise to key policy challenges facing Australia and our region.

You may want to look at some of the following links which give you more information about science at ANU.

Degree information - get detailed information on your degree and read about students who have studied in this area

Careers - find out where an ANU science degree can take you

Virtual tour - take an online tour of our labs and campus

How to apply - instructions on how to submit an application

International students - important information for international students studying in Australia

»1 QS World University Rankings 2017

»2 OECD Regional Well-Being Report 2014

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The Australian National University | Science

The Bachelor of Science gives you the flexibility to explore all of your scientific interests. Study anything from astronomy and biology, or chemistry and maths, to physi ... [+]

A single three-year undergraduate degree offered by the A.N.U. College of Health and Medicine and A.N.U. College of Science.

Explore the endless possibilities of science with this degree as you can choose to study everything from astronomy to neuroscience. So whether your interests are broad or unique, the Bachelor of Science allows you to follow or find your passion. You’ll have the flexibility to explore all of your interests, tailoring a program to take you in whichever direction of science interests you most. And when you study at Australia's most reputable science university, you will gain access to state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. Make an enquiry directly with A.N.U. You'll also benefit from studying in Canberra, a science city which gives you unparalleled access to parliament, CSIRO, government departments, Geoscience Australia and many other national and international science organisations.... [-]

Australia Canberra
January 2020
Full time
3 years
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Where can an ANU Science degree take you?

The Australian National University
The Australian National University Acton ACT 2601
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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