The School of Biological Sciences has a strong and continuing commitment to practical and field teaching. Practical work, including laboratories and computer-based learning, is an important component in all undergraduate courses. Our field based courses vary in length from 5-7 days and are run at Idalia National Park, Lamington National Park, Heron Island Research Station, and the Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island.

The School also has a number of courses that have smaller field components which run over weekends as well as courses which run out of semester as intensive units.

Each year the School awards prizes to undergraduate students in recognition of academic excellence and achievement in their study of the biological sciences.

Our science courses are available to students studying the Bachelor of Science program, the Bachelor of Environmental Science and the Bachelor of Environmental Management. Students undertaking other Bachelor programs may also enrol in our courses as electives.

Students are advised to consult the Faculty of Science for more details.

All first year students are invited to attend our interactive study sessions facilitated by enthusiastic and talented student group leaders from second and third year. Attending PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) has academic advantages as well as giving students the opportunity to mix with others from your course.

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