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Chemical Biology

Diploma in Science

Biological chemistry as a minor develops specialist knowledge at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Gain chemical knowledge about cellular processes and biomolecular interactions and explore the chemical, computational and imaging techniques used to analyse them.

You'll apply the principles of inorganic and organic chemistry to investigate the nature of chemical reactions in biological systems at the molecular level.

Studying chemical biology will complement courses in biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics, biological and biomedical sciences.



1 in Queensland for chemistry

QS World University Rankings 2021

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:

  • Pharmaceutical marketing officer
  • Environmental and science communicator
  • Medical writer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Medical science liaison
  • Clinical sales specialist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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