Bachelor of Science Advanced (Microbiology)
This course is for high achieving students who would like to explore Science more deeply and participate more fully in the academic and research culture of their chosen discipline.
|Duration||3 years full time
Part time available
|Prerequisites||English; Maths B; Chemistry|
This course does not accept international applicants.
Are you passionate about becoming a leader in science? JCU has tailored a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) with you in mind. Our advanced program offers you a focused pathway into a career as a practising scientist.
What you will study
In your first year, you will select two disciplines from a range of subjects, laying the foundation for specialisation later. You will then expand the breadth of your:
quantitative interpretation and analytical skills
scientific research and writing skills
practical application skills
This highly participatory program is available across almost all Bachelor of Science majors - Marine Biology offers its own specialist advanced program.
Our academic advisers will design a course structure to match your individual interests and career plans, so fast-track your career and expertise at JCU.
Work closely with faculty and field
Immerse yourself in JCU’s academic and research culture within your chosen specialty. Our advanced program enables strong student participation, including:
develop productive working relationships with our teaching and research staff
meet visiting experts and become familiar with the research culture of your chosen discipline
gain workforce-ready skills through stimulating placements within research groups and organisations
undertake hands-on study and field research on location within tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, mangroves, tropical savanna and the Great Barrier Reef
attend high-profile special events to extend your intellectual horizons while challenging your ideas and imagination
broaden your understanding and knowledge through additional subjects like Research, Science and Society.
You will even be a part of the Science Fellowship Program that fosters strong community links between you and our faculty. Rather than have tutors imparting information at a distance, you will work alongside them on research and practical initiatives within your chosen specialty.
Individual mentoring is another key feature of our advanced program.
What is Microbiology?
Microbiology is the study of organisms that are microscopic in size – some so small that they must be viewed with the aid of an electron microscope. The study of microorganisms and larger parasites is significant because many of these organisms are agents of disease, useful in biotechnology, central to DNA technology and molecular biology, helpful in keeping the planet habitable, and used in food processes.
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.