Learn from experienced academics in immersive learning spaces and graduate with the skills needed to drive positive change.
- Get a wealth of practical experience from laboratory-based classes, offsite fieldwork and industry-based placementswith partners such as CSIRO, Bayer Crop Science, and various State and Federal Government departments.
- Study in world-class research environments including La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), Centre for AgriBiosciences, the Reid Building Labs and La Trobe's 30+ hectare Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Learn from nationally and internationally renowned scientists, researchers and experts whose work is rated 'well above standard' in 15 fields of scientific research.
Your questions answered
Feliz talks about the study experience and the variety of learning you'll do at La Trobe.
Feliz shares some of her top advice to help students prepare to study science at La Trobe.
Feliz takes us on a quick tour of the labs you'll study in at La Trobe.
Feliz talks about the majors and minors, and her personal inspiration to study microbiology.
Feliz talks about the industry opportunities in her science degree, and where she wants to take her degree when she graduates.
globally for biological sciences
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
median weekly earnings for full-time chemists, and food and wine scientists
La Trobe undergraduates found employment within four months of graduation
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021
Graduates have found work in lab and field-based settings, including private industry, research institutes, and local and state government organisations. Possible roles include:
Examine plants, animals and microbes to better understand their natural biological processes and impact on the environment.
Conduct experiments and fieldwork to find chemistry-based solutions for your organisation's objectives. Write reports, present information and contribute to scientific literature.
Analyse patient data using genetic techniques. Write assessments and reports, and always maintain a high level of privacy and safety.
Analyse patient data using genetic techniques. Write assessments and reports, maintaining a high level of privacy and safety at all times.
Study bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how they contribute to health and sickness in animals.
Investigate the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories.
Explore Molecular, chemical and biological science
Molecular, chemical and biological science courses
Work integrated learning and employability
We know nothing beats hands-on experience. Explore how you can gain work-relevant experience for credit with our industry and community partners.