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Bachelor of Science majoring in Individual

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
Campus:
Lincoln University
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Course details

Summary

Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Science programme is applied and context-based. We aim to produce graduates who have a firm grounding in the basic sciences. These can be applied to processes in the environment, in ecosystems and biota or at the molecular level; helping you contribute to sustainable management and conservation of land, water and air and the country’s abundant natural resources. As our world changes, we need highly skilled individuals who can tackle the big issues. How do we feed the world while minimising environmental impact? How do we protect our environment from biological threats? How do we maintain good environmental quality? These are the pressing questions facing scientists of the future. As a Lincoln B.Sc. graduate, you can help answer them.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

  • Pass at least 360 credits (24 courses)
  • Pass all compulsory courses
  • Complete no more than 165 credits (11 courses) at the 100 level
  • Complete at least 75 credits (5 courses) at the 300 level.
  • Meet the requirements of at least one of the named Bachelor of Science majors.

An Individual major in Lincoln's Bachelor of Science enables you to create your own science major in an area not covered by the named Majors: for example in biochemistry, genetics, animal science or plant science. This Individual major offers flexibility but must have an area of focus, determined by the courses that you choose as your electives. It is also possible in an Individual major to combine different disciplines: for example you may be interested in ecology and soil science, or animal science and genetics.

You need to select at least 75 credits at 300-level from the Bachelor of Science schedule and at least 60 of those 300-level credits must be selected from Schedule A, Part II, along with a maximum of 165 credits at 100-level. In general an area of focus should normally be defined by a minimum of three 300-level courses with the same prefix. The prefix of a course determines the broad subject area, for example, SOSC courses are all Soil Science.

To determine an area of focus for your individual major you need to check the course listing on this website for courses with the same prefix. Advice from one of our Course Advisors is a requirement for an Individual major to ensure you pick the right first and second year courses to be able to take your selection of 300-level courses for your area of focus.

Students can start in:
• Semester One (late February) or
• Semester Two (mid July).
There are also options for starting in summer semesters.

Entry criteria

One of the following:
• University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualifications
• International qualifications

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

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