You will have hands-on learning experiences in lectures, labs and at our field stations. You can ‘do’ science right from the first semester of your first year.
Time to get practical
As well as extensive science laboratories, research hubs and field stations, UC has:
- A new $216 million Regional Science and Innovation Centre
- A high-performance computing facility
- On-site clinics
- 24-hour computer labs
- An Engineering and Physical Sciences library
First in the field
You will have plenty of chances to test out your knowledge, as UC has the most field stations of any New Zealand university.
- Our courses make extensive use of the field stations in Cass, Harihari and Westport
- We operate New Zealand's leading astronomical observatory at Mount John, Tekapo
- UC also has research bases in Antarctica and the Nigerian rainforest
Influence the world around you
A BSc will expose you to new ideas and technologies, develop your research skills and help you work out how to influence the world around you. As a BSc student you can investigate the world's big issues such as climate change, human health, the global water crisis, food security, and environmental protection.
Internships and projects are an ideal way of solidifying learning and effecting change on topics you are passionate about.
Improve people's lives
Did you know that UC students can solve real-world problems in on-campus clinics? Those studying speech and language pathology, linguistics and psychology can apply their learning in this way to help real people.
UC students in Speech and Language Pathology undertake placements in professional work environments as part of their degree, with at least half of their final year spent in the field.
UC's network of field stations is the largest of any New Zealand university and opens doors to a range of terrains and ecosystems.
Opportunities for Geography students to learn through community engagement exist at all levels. Find out more.