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Degree programmes in the Biological Sciences





BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

BSc Biodiversity and Ecology​
BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
BSc Human Life Sciences
BSc Sport Science


BSc in Biodiversity and Ecology

The programme focuses on the diversity, origin and function of organisms in relation to their environment and provides a conceptual understanding of animals and plants, ecology, evolution, biological changes on a global scale and remediation practices.
Focal areas:
  • Biodiversity and Ecology (leading to specialisation in Botany or Zoology)
Specific admission requirements:
  • Mathematics 5 AND Physical Sciences 4

BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

This programme gives you the background knowledge to understand the functioning of any living organism at molecular level and lays the foundation for a career requiring knowledge and skills in molecular cell biology and biotechnology.
Focal areas:
  • Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics
Specific admission requirements:
  • ​Mathematics 5 OR Mathematics 6 (depending on subject choice) AND Physical Sciences 4


BSc in Human Life Sciences

This programme provides the basis for understanding the functioning of the human body and mind, from molecular to systems level.
Focal area:
  • Stream Biology: Physiology, Genetics, Anatomy, Biochemistry
Specific admission requirements:
  • Mathematics 5 or Mathematics 6 (depending on subject choice) AND Physical Sciences 4
Focal area:
  • Stream Biology with Psychology: Physiology, Psychology, Genetics
Specific admission requirements:
  • Mathematics 5 AND Physical Sciences 4


BSc in Sport Science

This programme studies body motion from the physiological and biomechanical perspectives.
Focal areas:
  • Kinesiology and Physiology
Specific admission requirements:
  • Mathematics 5 AND Physical Sciences 4​


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Talk to us

  • Our recruitment officer, Ms Maambele Khosa, is an alumni of our Faculty and available to talk to learners and teachers about study and career opportunities in the natural sciences, as well as student life at Stellenbosch University.

    Contact her to arrange a visit to your school, or click here to consult online.
  • maambele@sun.ac.za​
  • (021) 808-2681​ ​


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