• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology
  • Minor code FSCI-MIN

The Foundational Science minor provides fundamental studies in one or more disciplines of science. The minor allows students to complete any foundational courses required for the co-requisite major and can only be taken in conjunction with the majors listed below.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply conceptual knowledge of scientific principles and processes to a range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary contexts.

  2. Critically assess and apply information in the chosen discipline(s)

  3. Explain how science is evidence-based involving observation, experimentation and hypothesis testing.

  4. Analyse and interpret experimental results using appropriate methods.

  5. Clearly communicate scientific processes and principles to a variety of audiences.

Other Information

This minor provides pre-requisite requirements for specific science majors; please consult the Programs and Courses entry for the major to determine which courses should be undertaken in the minor.

For additional advice please contact the Science, Health and Medicine College Student Administration Office at:

In person: Science Central - Building 42

E: science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

P: 02 6125 2809

Relevant Degrees

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This minor can only be taken with the following majors:

BCHM-MAJ - Biochemistry

CMBI-MAJ - Cell and Molecular Biology

CSCI-MAJ - Computer Science

EEOB-MAJ - Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology

HBIO-MAJ - Human Biology

MECO-MAJ - Mathematical Economics

MFIN-MAJ - Mathematical Finance

MMOD-MAJ - Mathematical Modelling

QBIO-MAJ - Quantitative Biology

The Foundational Science minor requires the completion of 24 units of 1000 or 2000 level courses from the Science course list as defined by the co-requisite major. Where the major defines less than 24 units of courses, the remaining units of the minor can be made up of other 1000 or 2000 level courses from the Science course list.

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