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Study biology to discover how living systems work
Journey from molecular mechanisms and whole organism processes to the ecological scale, as you study living systems in biology.

Biology holds the key to solving some of the biggest challenges our planet faces. You can investigate a multitude of life forms from viruses, bacteria and protozoans, to fungi, plants and animals, including us humans.

As you unravel the complexities of how these life forms interact with each other and their abiotic environments, your studies can take you from the laboratory to a rainforest, desert, farm or underwater. Be astounded and endlessly fascinated by the immense diversity of biology, and feel prepared for a career that can take you around the world.

You can choose a specialist biology degree, or choose to undertake a biology-related program, major, minor, or electives within one of our other degrees.

Why study with us?

  • Our courses in biology include hands-on laboratory and field work that’s relevant to your area of study.
  • We are ranked 2nd in Australia and 27th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.
  • You can work in one of our many field sites, including One Tree Island in the Great Barrier Reef and Crommelin Biological Research Station, depending on which study areas you choose.
  • You can also work with Taronga Zoo staff, facilities and animals, and do research with partners, such as the CSIRO and the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

Biology careers

Our graduates can be found in many settings and roles, including:

  • animal breeding program manager
  • biosecurity scientist
  • biotechnologist
  • ecologist
  • entomologist
  • molecular geneticist
  • national parks and wildlife services officer
  • plant biologist 
  • reproductive biologist
  • sustainable agriculturalist