BABS Study Plans: Students who commenced in 2012

The following study plans depict the courses required for completion by students to be awarded with majors in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Medical microbiology and Immunology or Genetics. These study plans are only valid for students who commenced their program in 2012. Students who commenced their program before 2012 must follow different study plans available here. 

Study plans are provided for Science (3970) and Advanced Science (3972). Further information can also be found on the UNSW 2012 Online Handbook.

Bachelor of Science 3970
Bachelor of Science (Advanced) 3972
Dual Degrees

If you are undertaking dual degrees, you should follow the plan outlined in the “Core Science Program” box for your chosen BABS major. For example, a Commerce/Science student wishing to major in Biochemistry should follow the Core Science Program in the 3970 Biochemistry study plan. A student undertaking Advanced Science/Arts however would need to follow the Core Science Program in the 3972 Biochemistry study plan if they wished to major in biochemistry.

Double Majors

Science Electives and Free Electives may be used to complete a double major. You may overlap as many courses as you wish between two majors. For example, a Science (3970) student who is majoring in Biotechnology also wishes to major in Microbiology. The student compares the 3970 Biotechnology plan with the 3970 Microbiology plan to see how many courses overlap. The student will use their science and free electives to complete any courses which do not overlap between these two majors.

Note: Whilst some majors are in related areas and will have some overlap (enabling the two majors to be completed in less than 144 units of credit), other major combinations may require a student to do more than the minimum 144 units of credit for the degree. This will result in additional cost and time to complete the degree requirements for the student and may have visa implications for international students.

Need Help?

If you require further assistance with planning your degree, please arrange an appointment with the BABS Student Advisor (