Science & Mathematics

Under an exciting new agreement between Avondale University (Avondale) and the University of Newcastle (UON), students wishing to enjoy some of the Avondale experience may enrol in the Bachelor of Science degree at UON and study some of their science units at Avondale. Students who value our Christian lifestyle are encouraged to select one of Avondale's residential packages. A number of scholarships are available for such students, to cover the cost of travel between the two campuses.

For information about studying at the University of Newcastle, contact UON via email to or call + 61 2 4921 5000. To apply for the Bachelor of Science at the University of Newcastle, visit

For information about studying at Avondale or living on campus, contact Student Administration Services [email protected] or call +61 2 4980 2377.


Science majors are now available within Avondale's Bachelor of Arts (BA). The Bachelor of Arts is a three year degree designed to present arts disciplines within a Christian world view and to help you understand society and your role in it. The Bachelor of Arts gives you opportunities to develop your abilities in problem recognition and solving, research skills, analysis, synthesis and creativity, critical and reflective thinking, and written and non-verbal communication.

Avondale's Bachelor of Arts provides broad preparation for future employment, as well as a sound basis for those wishing to pursue graduate diplomas and other postgraduate degrees.

Science Majors available within the Bachelor of Arts:

Biological Science, Chemistry, Food & Nutrition, and Mathematics

Science Minors available within the Bachelor of Arts*

Biological Science, Chemistry, Food & Nutrition, Geography and Mathematics

*Or select strands from Arts, Business and Ministry & Theology.

Combined degrees are another exciting and popular option. In four years of full-time study at Avondale, you can combine an Arts degree with a Bachelor of Teaching.

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching (BSc/BTch)

The BSc/BTch is for those wanting to teach in Christian, independent and state school systems in both Australia and overseas. Avondale's BSc/BTch is a highly practical degree that is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in secondary science and mathematics teaching.

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Student Profile

These tables give an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in undergraduate science courses at Avondale University.

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ATAR (OP in Qld) Profile

The ATAR (OP in Queensland) tables report the profile for those students offered places, wholly or partly on the basis of their ATAR or OP, in the science courses.

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The science degree provides you with the foundation to succeed in highly specialised areas such as medicine, nutrition and engineering.


Commonwealth Supported Places available for eligible undergraduate students (BSc/BTch only). FEE-HELP available for eligible students.

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Scholarships are available for Avondale students, including a scholarship offered exclusively to those wishing to study the BSc/BTch.

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“The skills and the foundation that I’ve obtained from studying Science at Avondale will go with me through the rest of my life.”
– Science graduate.