Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences Psychology and Physiology | UNISA

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Duration

3 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) or equivalent with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, 50% in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics and 50% in Physical Science or Technical Science, if any Physics or Chemistry modules form part of the curriculum of a selected qualification, or a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, and with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Mathematics, and a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Physical Science, if any Physics or Chemistry modules form part of the curriculum of a selected qualification, or an appropriate Higher Certificate that satisfies the Mathematics and Physical Science requirements.

Career Prospects

  1. Research Scientist: Work in laboratories conducting research in various areas of biology, including genetics, microbiology, ecology, or molecular biology. Research scientists design experiments, collect and analyze data, and contribute to scientific publications and discoveries. They may work in academic institutions, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, or biotechnology firms.
  2. Biomedical Scientist: Conduct research to understand diseases and develop new treatments and therapies in the field of medicine. Biomedical scientists study the biological mechanisms underlying diseases, conduct clinical trials, and contribute to the development of drugs, vaccines, and medical devices. They may work in hospitals, research institutes, or pharmaceutical companies.
  3. Environmental Scientist: Study the natural environment and its interactions with living organisms to address environmental issues such as pollution, climate change, and conservation. Environmental scientists conduct fieldwork, collect environmental data, and develop strategies to protect and manage natural resources. They may work for government agencies, consulting firms, or non-profit organizations.
  4. Secondary School Teacher: Teach biology or life sciences in secondary schools, educating students about the principles of biology, ecology, evolution, and genetics. Secondary school teachers develop lesson plans, deliver lectures, and conduct laboratory experiments to engage students in scientific inquiry and critical thinking. They may also provide guidance to students interested in pursuing careers in science.
  5. Biotechnology/Biomedical Technician: Work in laboratories supporting research and development activities in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, or healthcare. Biotechnology technicians assist scientists in conducting experiments, preparing samples, and operating laboratory equipment. They may also perform quality control tests, maintain lab records, and ensure compliance with safety regulations.
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