Where will this take me?

Overview

After completing the Veterinary BioSciences major in the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study or graduate research.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Veterinary Bioscience as part of your Bachelor of Science, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.

Qualifying as a veterinarian

After completing the Bachelor of Science with a major in Veterinary BioSciences, the next step to becoming a professionally accredited veterinarian is to complete the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

You’ll receive a full year’s credit in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine if you enter the course this way. It’s also possible to apply as a graduate of the Bachelor of Science (or other degrees) with a different major, but you will not be granted credit towards completion of your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Read more about how to become a veterinarian at the University of Melbourne.

Other graduate study

Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate study options may be available – in fields as diverse as science and technology, agriculture, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.

Graduate research

If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, consulting company or not-for-profit.