single degree

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate award offered by the ANU College of Science

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HSC
  • Post Nominal Bsc Hons
  • CRICOS code 000334M
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Scis NEC
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HSC
  • Post Nominal Bsc Hons
  • CRICOS code 000334M
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Scis NEC
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:

ASTR-HSPC Astronomy and Astrophysics

BIAN-HSPC Biological Anthropology


CHEM-HSPC Chemistry

COMP-HSPC Computer Science

EMSC-HSPC Earth and Marine Science

ENVI-HSPC Environment

MATH-HSPC Mathematics

MEDR-HSPC Medical Research


POTE-HSPC Physics of the Earth

POPH-HSPC Population Health

PSYC-HSPC Psychology


SCOM-HSPC Science Communication

STAT-HSPC Statistics


Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to ANU is on a competitive basis as the number of places available in a program is limited. Admission to Honours is also subject to supervisory capacity and approval from the relevant Delegated Authority within the Academic College.

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Science Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
  • And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation

Cognate Disciplines

Cognate disciplines are detailed in the honours specialisations available for this honours plan.


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Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see:

Annual indicative fee for international students

For further information on International Tuition Fees see:

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is a diverse and flexible science degree with an emphasis on research-led education. Explore anything from biology or climate science to psychology or astrophysics. You will learn advanced knowledge of research principles as well as the methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline. You’ll also get to design your own research project which will help you to understand and provide solutions to complex problems facing our world.

Study the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and discover your unique interests.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.

  2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.

  3. Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.

  4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data

  5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Important fee information for commencing and continuing domestic undergraduate students intending to study psychology as a professional pathway:

Please note that due to changes in Australian government funding from 2021 as a result of the Job Ready Graduates Package, fees for Behavioural Science courses will be invoiced at different rates. This will affect students in the following manner:

Commencing Students

Study of the accredited sequence of psychology courses taken under the psychology degrees recognised by the Australian Government will be eligible for the Professional Pathway funding rates (HECS band 2). At ANU, these programs are:

  • Bachelor Science (Psychology) - (3 year degree)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours) - (+1 Hons year)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - (4 year degree incl Honours).

Note that Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours) students who commenced their Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at ANU prior to 1 January 2021will be classed as continuing students. 

While psychology courses can be taken as part of other programs of study at ANU [Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)], the study of psychology is not compulsory therefore Psychology courses in these programs will be charged different fees (HECS band 4).

Continuing students

Continuing students (enrolled before 1 January 2021) studying courses in disciplines with increased student contribution amounts, will be grandfathered under the legislation. That is, they will continue paying the same amount as they would have, had these reforms not been implemented for any courses that would otherwise have an increased student contribution. 


For more information on the 2021 fee changes to Student Contributions Amounts, please visit; and for more information on the Job Ready Graduates Package please visit

Pathway to Honours in Psychology

Students in an ANU BSc who wish to be eligible for Honours in psychology must complete a specific set of courses that satisfy the APAC accreditation requirements. At ANU this includes minimum required learning achieved by successful completion of PSYC1003, PSYC1004, PSYC2001, PSYC2002, PSYC2007, PSYC2008, PSYC2009, PSYC3018, PSYC3025, PSYC3026 and an additional 2 x 3000 level PSYC courses (or, for PhB students, 3000 level SCNC courses with a psychology supervisor)

APAC Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Psychology Honours Specialisation is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

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