Science and maths as Breadth

If you're studying a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts or Music, you can still dip into science. Follow a passion, challenge yourself, or enhance your employability with a science Breadth subject.

A technical perspective

By using your Breadth subjects to explore the sciences, you can understand the specifics of some of the biggest problems facing humankind. Using science to broaden your studies will give you the general knowledge and technical answers to become a real expert on the issues that matter – from automation to depopulation.

A rigorous, scientific base

Science Breadth will equip you with critical analytical skills. Working with the scientific method, learning how to conduct experiments, exploring what makes research findings reliable and true, and how to critique them are invaluable skills – skills that will sharpen you academically, and prepare you for any workplace you enter.

But I’m not planning to be a scientist – why would I study science?

Because science isn’t just for scientists! Here are two great reasons why science Breadth is great for people studying other fields:

1. Graduate in your field with a different perspective

Taking science Breadth gives you a set of subjects to complement your degree.

Enjoy Economics, but want to give yourself a mathematical advantage? You may want to take the Mathematics for Economics breadth track.

Studying Actuarial Sciences, but curious about how risks like famine and disaster can be mitigated? You could consider the Understanding Disasters, Their Management and Planning breadth track.

Using your Breadth in science can allow you to move towards your dream job, with a multidisciplinary toolset.

2. Try out something different

Science might look vastly different from what you are studying – and this is also where Breadth comes in. Breadth gives you the rare chance to experiment with something completely different.

You might be starting a Bachelor of Music, but have a deep love for plants and greenery. Taking the Living with Plants Breadth track would turn a hobby into an academic pursuit.

Perhaps you’ve always been fascinated by genetics, but want to focus on engineering. Taking genetics through breadth would allow you to focus on an engineering career, while learning about something intriguing, but different.

I think science as Breadth has been complementary to my core subjects – every Breadth subject I took gave me greater depth and understanding of the area I looked at. Eloise (studied Genetics and Astronomy as Breadth)

Breadth subjects

You can take a huge range of science subjects as Breadth, as long as you meet the subject requirements. Explore the science Breadth subjects you could take within these courses:

Breadth tracks

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