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Dual Major

Computational Science and Biochemistry

Bachelors of Computer Science/Science

Explore the field of biochemistry and develop skills to solve real challenges.

In this dual major, you'll learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations and perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers.

You'll gain a thorough understanding of the molecular events that control growth and development of all living things. 

Careers in this field contribute to medicine, the environment, agriculture and industry, and more.

Highlights

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Senior research bioinformatician
  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • Vascular biology research officer
  • Clinical pathologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism in Health and Disease
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • CSI UQ: Introduction to Forensic Science

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