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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

Subject Related subject
Agricultural InnovationBiology | Chemistry
Aquaculture and FisheriesBiology | Chemistry | Maths and stats
BiochemistryBiology | Chemistry
Computational Modelling*Maths and stats | Physics
Computer ScienceMaths and stats | Physics
Data ScienceMaths and stats
EconomicsMaths and stats
Energy Science and TechnologyMaths and stats | Physics
Energy ManagementMaths and stats | Physics
Environmental ManagementBiology
Exercise and Sport ScienceBiology
Food ScienceBiology | Chemistry
Forensic Analytical ScienceBiology | Chemistry
GeneticsBiology | Chemistry
Geographic Information SystemsMaths and stats | Physics
GeographyChemistry | Maths and stats | Physics
GeologyBiology | Chemistry | Maths and stats | Physics
Human NutritionBiology | Chemistry
Information ScienceMaths and stats | Physics
Land Planning and DevelopmentMaths and stats | Physics
Marine ScienceBiology | Chemistry | Maths and stats | Physics
MathematicsMaths and stats| Physics
NeuroscienceBiology | Chemistry
PharmacologyBiology | Chemistry
Physical Education, Activity and HealthBiology
PhysicsMaths and stats | Physics
Plant BiotechnologyBiology
Science Communication* 
Software EngineeringMaths and stats
Sport Development and ManagementBiology
Sport and Exercise NutritionBiology | Chemistry
Sports Technology*Biology | Maths and stats
StatisticsMaths and stats
SurveyingMaths and stats | Physics
Surveying MeasurementMaths and stats | Physics
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