Science

Science allows us to explain our world and consequently underpins our understanding of the most significant discoveries we make, and issues and challenges we face. Human health, sustainability, biotechnology, climate change, water management and food production are some of these areas explored through science. The skills acquired through the study of science therefore have broad application and are sought after in a diversity of careers.

Students of Notre Dame’s Science program have an opportunity to engage in exciting and unique opportunities which extend their learning experience and equip them with additional professional and life skills. A key component of the undergraduate Science program is an Internship in an area relevant to the student’s interests. Past students have gained invaluable experience from working with a diverse range of hosts, including environmental consultants, local and state government, hospitals, pathology clinics, and conservation organisations. Furthermore, each science student will undertake a Directed Science Research project in their final year to consolidate the skills and knowledge they have gained during their study and to bolster their confidence as they approach graduation and venture into the workplace.

Course Structure

Notre Dame’s Science program offers students the opportunity to customise their degree pathway to match their career aspirations and ensure an interesting and fulfilling experience. A key way to do this is by selecting from one or two of the available Science Majors or choosing to combine a Science Major with a complementary area outside of Science via a double degree or as a second major with the Bachelor of Science. The following Science Majors can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Science or in combination with study from outside of Science.

Irrespective of the course pathway taken, our students learn to apply skills and knowledge gained through their course to gain employment in education, government, private industry or the public sector. Further study as a postgraduate researcher is available through the Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.


We acknowledge the Wadjuk people who are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on
which we live, work and study and pay our respect to their Elders both past and present.