This degree is being phased out. No new enrolments will be permitted from 2015. This three-year degree is designed for students who want to pursue a career in biology. The Bachelor of Bioscience offers the flexibility of choice from a range of specialisations within the discipline of biology and prepares graduates to address some of today’s big issues such as protecting native forests and grasslands, discovering new medicinal cures or sustainable agricultural practises; or mapping the genome of endangered species. The degree includes foundation studies in the first year to prepare you for study in biological science. It also introduces you to a wide range of discipline areas in biology. In years two and three you will specialise in your area of interest, allowing you to graduate with up to two majors. You can choose from specialised or broad majors depending on your interests and the set of skills you want to develop for your career. What skills will I develop? As a bioscience student you will have the opportunity to attend a full range of practical classes to support lectures, and participate in a range of field trips. Students can study biological communities in the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary on-site at the University's Bundoora Campus as well as field trips to locations across Victoria. Students can acquire field survey techniques including sampling in different habitats and identification of animal and plant species as well as practical and laboratory skills that prepare you to work in a laboratory science such as microbiology, cell and molecular biology, biotechnology or medical science.