Bachelor of Science

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Make a difference with an exciting and challenging career

The study of science in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) at Massey University provides a flexible programme that will challenge you, while giving you the satisfaction of discovery.

What is it like?

Leaders and influential thinkers around the world see the training, nurturing and appointment of well-qualified scientists and technologists as instrumental for positive growth and development. Studying science will put you in sync with this thinking, and set you up for an exciting and prosperous future.

A flexible programme of study

Massey’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) gives you flexibility and freedom of choice. You can select from a wide variety of majors and minors, complete a double major, or complete a double degree over a longer period of time, by combining your BSc with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Business Studies.

Learn from the best

You’ll learn from some of the top science researchers and teachers in the world, and get to learn about, and use, some of the best facilities in New Zealand. You’ll gain a broad scientific education while also being able to study one or more specialist areas in depth (the majors).

Wide range of majors

The Bachelor of Science offers you a wide range of majors, from zoology to statistics, chemistry to marine ecology and many more - see the links below. With the right choices of first year courses, you can keep open a selection of majors to choose from for second-year study. As part of your studies you will also learn the communication and quantitative skills that are important for many careers.

These are skills that employers are looking for across a wide range of industries and science-related organisations.

Postgraduate study - fast track or take your time

Top graduates can proceed to a one-year Bachelor of Science with Honours BSc(Hons) and from that directly into a PhD programme. We also have a fast-track BSc/BSC(Hons) pathway for excellent students that could see you starting a PhD after just three years at Massey!

Alternatively you can study a Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology (PGDipScTech) or our Master of Science, or go job hunting with your world-recognised BSc. Many of our subject areas provide opportunities for postgraduate study while in work, so you can start earning and keep on becoming more qualified.


Most BSc majors are available as minors. To see what courses are needed for a minor, click the regulations for the BSc on the planning tab and scroll to the subject you are interested in.

There are also four additional minors as outlined below. For details on campus and distance availability please see the Minors page or contact a student advisor.

Learn how to analyse and interpret data, which are essential skills for any biological scientist.

Gain the skills to meet current and emerging opportunities in the equine industries.

Horticulture contributes to the production of vital food and nutrition for humanity. 

Plant Biology
Study our native flora and plants from around the world, and learn how plants respond and adapt to their ever-changing and demanding environment.

A good fit if you:

  • Are interested in sciences
  • Want to specialise, or prefer breadth – or are not sure yet
  • Like making discoveries
  • Want to have a career where every day is different

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