Our undergraduate degrees provide a solid foundation in the study of chemistry, biochemistry and molecular cell biology, biotechnology and microbiology.

Our innovative teaching programs are research-led, and our world-renowned experts will share with you the latest science and technology developments.

You’ll learn in a supportive and friendly environment, and gain access to our award-winning laboratory facilities and study spaces

You’ll also use a range of online resources, communities and forums to access information, discuss course material, take quizzes and trial tests, and complete group work.

    Our programs


    You can choose chemistry and molecular biosciences courses, majors and study streams as part of the following undergraduate programs:


    Several of our programs are accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

    • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)
      • Chemical Biotechnology
      • Nanotechnology
      • Drug Design & Development
    • Bachelor of Science
      • Chemistry
      • Chemical Sciences
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
      • Chemistry.

    Research and industry experiences

    Research experiences

    Widen your research and laboratory skill sets with an undergraduate research experience.

    Opportunities include summer and winter vacation projects, industry projects, additional laboratory sessions and research-intensive courses.

    We also encourage you to enrol in honours.

    Industry experiences

    You'll have opportunities throughout your studies to build relationships and network with industry leaders.

    In your second and third years you can choose to undertake real-world work experience and industry placements.

    Scholarships and prizes

    See the range of scholarships and prizes available to domestic and international undergraduates.

    Exchanges and Study Abroad

    Studying in another country can boost your career prospects and broaden your outlook. 

    If you're a current UQ student, you can study overseas as part of your degree with a student exchange. Global experiences allow you to study overseas for up to one year while gaining credit towards your UQ degree.

    If you're currently studying at an overseas university, you can apply to study with us for one or two semesters through UQ's Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange program.