This degree is being phased out. No new enrolments will be permitted from 2015. Student exchange and overseas short programs offer a unique opportunity for a meaningful learning and educational experience abroad. La Trobe University encourages all students to make the world their campus by participating in an exchange or overseas short program that fits within your degree structure. Student exchange and overseas short programs may also be eligible for a mobility grant. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage. The Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society) is a broad access degree welcoming students from a wide variety of backgrounds with varying preparation for studying science. In the first year of the degree students will complete foundation studies to develop quantitative skills and an awareness of the nature of science. At enrolment students will select their non-science area of study and foundation studies in at least one of life sciences, molecular sciences, information technology, maths & statistics or environmental studies.
The course is of three years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 360 credit points. To complete the degree, students must complete at least one major in science and a sub-major (discipline sequence to year 2) in their selected non-science discipline. Students are also able to complete a full major in their non-science discipline.