Science Courses

Major in discovery

Science at Western is a journey of discovery. Of learning about the world around us, questioning everything and investigating problems. Whether you want to improve health and medical treatments, create a more sustainable future or teach the next generation, your journey starts here.

With a range of science disciplines to choose from, you can explore your passion and major in an area relevant to your career goals. Interested in the medical field? Biomedical Science or Anatomy and Physiology are units you might enjoy. Or perhaps you’d like to get into the emerging ‘green collar’ industry – you might consider a degree in Environmental Health, Agriculture, Animal Science or Food Science.

With world-class teachers, equipment and facilities, our students have everything they need to become world-class Scientists.

HSC True Reward Early Offer Program

The HSC True Reward early offer program gives school leavers much needed peace of mind, providing an early offer into most programs at Western Sydney University based on Year 11 or Year 12 subject results.

Applications are now open to receive an early offer to begin in 2022.

Student success stories

Alice Warner
Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security)

Alice Warner is a Western graduate and runs Five Serves Produce on the Hawkesbury, growing and supplying vegetables to the local community.

“The people I met at Western were the reason I got passionate about agriculture. The other students in my course, the lecturers, people I met at university events who were talking about the need for change… they made me see the importance of having community supported agriculture.”

Read more of Alice’s story here.

Domenic Raneri
Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science) & Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Domenic Raneri is a Crime Scene Officer in the Forensic Imaging Section of NSW Police Force.

“The field experience at Western really sets students up for the workforce. When I was looking for jobs I actually had case files of work we’d done with simulated crime scenes, which could only be done at Western.”

Domenic is recognised as an international subject matter expert in 3D imaging and crime scene reconstruction. He discusses his career journey which started at Western here.

Online Short Programs Information Session

Looking to upskill, pursue a new career or challenge yourself by learning something new? Our online short programs will give you the skills and knowledge to take the next step in your career – or give you the academic credit to pursure futher study in a relevant area. 

To find out more about Online Short Programs offered at Western, please attend our Online Short Programs Information Session on Wednesday 22 September at 5pm.

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Join a leading Australian Institute

Major in Medicinal Chemistry and you can apply for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Experimental field sites

Get out of the classroom and into the field. Students can see agriculture in action with our experimental field sites, including:

  • Farm dams
  • Climate-controlled plant-growth cabinets
  • A post-harvest controlled environment system and physiology labs
  • Orchards, a vineyard, and an olive grove
  • Animals kept on campus including cattle, sheep, marsupials and deer

Leading climate change research

At Western, we’re invested in the future – of students, science and the world.
The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) at Western conducts leading climate change and energy research, attracting researchers from all over Australia and internationally. HIE’s current research includes landscape revegetation and reforestation, biofuel production, remediation of contaminated soils and adaption to climate change.