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Bachelor of Science (Individual Major)

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021

    Semester 1 - 21 Feb 2022

    Semester 2 - 18 Jul 2022

  • Qualification

    Bachelors

  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits

    360

  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Grow your impact on the sustainable management of land, water and other essential natural resources. This applicable, practical and versatile science degree will develop your potential to help shape a healthy future.

As the world changes, the challenges for scientists evolve. How do we grow enough food whilst lessening environmental impact? How do we maintain and support a healthy natural environment? How do we protect ecosystems from biological threats? This 3-year, full-time Lincoln University degree will prepare you to face the big issues via a flexible programme of scientific study.

How you’ll grow

  • Create your own science major in an area not covered by the named Majors, focusing on biochemistry, genetics, animal science or plant science.
  • Learn how to apply your knowledge through the environment, through ecosystems, plant ecology or at a molecular level.
  • Build on a firm grounding in basic sciences by combining study in areas that interest you such as ecology, soil science, genetics or animal science.
  • Preparing you to contribute to sustainable management and conservation of land, water, air and New Zealand’s abundant natural resources. 

Career opportunities

Lincoln’s Bachelor of Science will prepare you for roles in environmental land management, conservation and restoration. You’ll be a strong candidate for careers in consultancy and with both local and central government.

Programme information

Programme Structure

Your individual major must have a coherent focus, determined by the courses you choose as electives. It’s also possible to combine different disciplines in an individual major, such as ecology and soil science or animal science and genetics.  You need to select a minimum of 75 credits at 300-level from the Bachelor of Science schedule. At least 60 of those 300-level credits must be from Schedule A, Part 2, together with a maximum of 165 credits at 100-level.  In general, an area of focus should be defined by a minimum of three 300-level courses with the same prefix. 

You must pass all compulsory courses and gain at least 360 credits for 24 courses. Then complete at least 5 courses (75 credits) at the 300 level and meet the requirements for at least one of the named Bachelor of Science majors.

Year 1

Semester 1 courses

Semester 2 courses

  • Elective or BSC Individual List A*
  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

Year 2

Semester 1 courses

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

Semester 2 courses

Year 3

Semester 1 courses

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

Semester 2 courses

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Elective

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Choose between an elective or the list below

A Course Advisor will help you create a coherent study programme, and also pick the first and second year courses to ensure you’re able to take a selection of 3-level courses for your area of focus. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.

Interested?

Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Carol Smith

Dr Carol Smith

Head of Department

[email protected]

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