At school, studying science is mostly confined to studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics – either Statistics or Calculus. At University this extends out into a bewildering array of subjects, and sometimes it's hard to know which ones might be most closely related to the sciences you enjoyed at school. Use the table below to help guide you with your subject choice.
This table outlines the science subjects we offer at the University of Otago and shows which of the school subjects they most closely relate to: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
* Minor only
|Agricultural Innovation||Biology | Chemistry|
|Applied Geology||Chemistry | Maths and stats | Physics|
|Aquaculture and Fisheries||Biology | Chemistry | Maths and stats|
|Biochemistry||Biology | Chemistry|
|Computational Modelling||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Computer Science||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Consumer Food Science||Biology|
|Data Science||Maths and stats|
|Economics||Maths and stats|
|Energy Science and Technology||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Energy Management||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Exercise and Sport Science||Biology|
|Food Science||Biology | Chemistry|
|Forensic Analytical Science||Biology | Chemistry|
|Genetics||Biology | Chemistry|
|Geographic Information Systems||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Geography||Chemistry | Maths and stats | Physics|
|Geology||Biology | Chemistry | Maths and stats | Physics|
|Human Nutrition||Biology | Chemistry|
|Information Science||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Land Planning and Development||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Marine Science||Biology | Chemistry | Maths and stats | Physics|
|Mathematics||Maths and stats| Physics|
|Neuroscience||Biology | Chemistry|
|Pharmacology||Biology | Chemistry|
|Physical Education, Activity and Health||Biology|
|Physics||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Software Engineering||Maths and stats|
|Sport Development and Management||Biology|
|Sport and Exercise Nutrition||Biology | Chemistry|
|Sports Technology*||Biology | Maths and stats|
|Statistics||Maths and stats|
|Surveying||Maths and stats | Physics|
|Surveying Measurement||Maths and stats | Physics|
Please note the following:
- When searching on paper code - do not add a space between the letters and numbers of a paper code. ie "STAT110" not "STAT 110".
- When searching on keywords - matches in the paper title are ranked higher than matches in the prescriptions.
- You can find all papers from a particular subject and particular level by searching for MATH1, for example, which will return all 100-level MATH papers.
Every paper is identified by a subject code (e.g. RELS for Religious Studies) and a paper number. Until 2014, variants of those codes, ending with 'X', were used for distance learning papers (e.g. RELX for distance papers in Religious Studies), but a single code is now normally used for all papers in the same subject, whether they are offered as internal papers or as distance learning papers or as both (so RELS is the code for all Religious Studies papers regardless of teaching mode).