Plant Science

    What will I study?


    Learn how plants’ solar-powered food and oxygen factories work. Gain comprehensive knowledge of plant biology: from cells and molecules to evolution and the environment.

    Explore fundamental and interesting issues such as how plants respond to climate change; the diversity of marine organisms and ecosystems; genomics and proteomics; as well as the evolution and ecology of Australian flora.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science. Studies in the area of Agriculture can also be taken through the Bachelor of Agriculture.

    In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in plant science and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.

    Breadth studies

    Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

    Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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