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What is Biology?

Biology is the study of life and living organisms. These areas include botany, ecology, marine biology and zoology. Botany looks at all aspects of plants and their relation to the environment. Ecologists study the distribution and abundance of organisms as well as the structure and function of ecosystems. Marine Biology is about life in the ocean, estuaries and other coastal environments. Zoology looks at the structure, behaviour, habits, genetics, distribution, evolution and classification of animals.

Careers in the biological sciences include many areas related to the conservation of species and an understanding of the environment and natural resources. Employment occurs in industries, companies and government departments and involves areas such as agriculture, animal care, horticulture, land and water conservation, fire management, aquaculture and pollution control. Other roles include policy advisers, journalists, waste managers and environmental consultants.

Biology as part of your Diploma

UNSW Diploma students learn the fundamentals required for their future studies in discipline-specific diploma courses that are equivalent to First Year undergraduate courses at UNSW Sydney.

The added support that diploma students receive will equip them with academic and English skills and ensure they are well prepared for their journey into Second Year at UNSW Sydney.

Biology Diploma Courses

View an example of the courses you will be studying in your First Year at UNSW Global below.

  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules & Energy
  • Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds & Life
  • Molecules, Cells and Genes
  • Applied Biomolecular Sciences
  • Evolutionary & Functional Biology
  • Communication & Academic Literacy

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