14 credits in L2 Biology, including a pass in at least one external. Students who do not meet these prerequisites must have internal credits and attempted both L2 Biology externals and bring their papers to course confirmation.
Biology helps us to understand the connection between us and the world that we live in. It provides the students with the opportunities to learn about all living things and how they interact with each other and the environment. By developing research and investigation skills, the students identify Biology as the heart of the many of many social and economic issues in New Zealand as well as the processes that other organisms carry out in order to survive. By studying Level 3 Biology, students learn to make more informed decisions about biological issues such as use of 1080 to eradicate possums, genetically modified plants and animals, as well as human evolution and responses of plants and animals to their environments.
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course leads to
Tertiary study in fields such as health sciences, animal behaviour scientist, animal welfare officer, biochemist, biotechnologist, conservation biologist, environmental analyst, environmental ecologist, environmental manager, environmental officer, fisheries scientist, food and drink technologist, forestry technician, genetics technician, marine biologist, meat biochemist, medical sciences technician, nursery grower, plant pathologist, plant physiologist, quarantine officer, research manager, secondary school science teacher, zoologist, biological sciences, veterinary science, optometry, medicine, horticulture, agriculture, nursing, occupational therapy and much more.