School of Biological Sciences

Our Courses

We offer courses in the following:

  • Animal behaviour and physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell biology
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Marine and freshwater biology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant science
Ankita Kaw, undergraduate student School of Biological Sciences

Structuring your programme in Biological Sciences

You can study Biological Sciences as a major in the Bachelor of Science (BSc).  Before you look at our course pages you may also like learn more about your study options.

We recommend that you read the subject overview for Biological Sciences as well as Undergraduate study in Biological Sciences and Postgraduate study in Biological Sciences.

Then view our programme pages for:

Our courses

Each link below will provide you brief information about our courses in each stage including their respective course coordinator(s).

For more detailed information on our courses, please visit the University of Auckland Calendar
(Please note that the Calendar is updated in November so you should check back then to ensure the courses you are interested in are still available).


Stage 1 Courses

First-year undergraduate courses give a broad understanding of Biological Sciences and are core courses in other majors and specialisations.

Stage 2 Courses

Our second-year undergraduate courses are designed to provide a balanced and integrated approach to genetics, ecology, evolution, biochemistry, microbiology and plant and animal studies.

It provides a basis for further specialised study and are prerequisites for certain Stage III courses.

Stage 3 Courses

Our third-year courses are a wide range of specialist courses designed to give a more detailed and specific conclusion to your undergraduate majors and prepare you for possible postgraduate study.

Postgraduate Courses

Find more information about the wide range of postgraduate courses at the School of Biological Sciences.