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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science . (BABS) - BA BSc

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Toowoomba campus and External: 909489

CRICOS code (International applicants): 030290C

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider the BASC Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciencewhich will be offered from Semester 1, 2013.

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:4 years full-time, 8 years part-time 

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email usq.support@usq.edu.au 

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Program aims

The program aims to produce graduates who meet the aims and objectives of both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degree programs.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The program comprises 32 units as follows:

Core courses  4 units 
Arts courses  14 units (two 7–unit majors) 
Science courses  14 units (one 8–unit major plus 4 units from Sciences courses) plus 2 units of electives 

Note: Entry into the Visual Arts Practice major is subject to an interview and submission of an acceptable folio during Orientation week.

This structure is set out in the following table:

Core  4 units  STA2300 , CMS1000, CSC1402, (Mathematics, Computing (8 units majors) and Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics (12 unit major) students must replace CSC1402 with CIS1000; Another approved Arts core course 
Arts  Major 1  7 units  e.g. International Relations 
  Major 2  7 units  e.g. History 
Sciences  Major  8 units plus 4 units or 12 units  e.g. Environment and Sustainability (eight units), Biology (eight units), Mathematics (four units), Psychology (12 units) 
  Elective  2 units  e.g. Biology, Mathematics or Psychology courses or other Science courses  

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

The core is made up as follows:

CSC1402 . Students majoring in Mathematics, Computing (eight-unit majors) and Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics (12 unit major) must take CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts
STA2300 Data Analysis 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship * 
Another approved Arts core course Bachelor of Arts** 

Footnotes
*Students majoring in Biology must take CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences.
**Students majoring in Psychology major must take PSY1030 as their fourth core course.

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Major studies

Arts Studies

The Arts component shall comprise:

  • at least one seven-unit discipline based major from the majors available under the Bachelor of Arts at USQ

  • another seven-unit discipline based major from the Bachelor of Arts.


(At least two units from each major must be at third year level)

Science Studies

The Science component shall comprise:

Either

  • an eight-unit discipline based major chosen from the majors under the Bachelor of Science (i.e. Biology, Computing, Mathematics ##, Physical Sciences, Environment and Sustainability)

  • a four-unit study selected from one Science discipline . This four-unit study may or may not be in the same discipline as in the eight-unit Science major

    Or

  • a twelve-unit discipline based major chosen from the majors under the Bachelor of Science i.e. Psychology *Information Technology or Mathematics and Statistics ^ AND

  • a further two approved Science elective units which may either extend the studies already selected or may be in additional Science discipline areas.


#The Mathematics major requires students to have achieved a level of Sound Achievement over four semesters in Queensland Senior (Year 12) Mathematics B or equivalent.
*The 12 unit major in Psychology is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited sequence in Psychology and students undertaking this major are eligible to apply to undertake the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology) degree and thus pursue further training to become a Psychologist.
^The Mathematics and Statistics major requires students to have achieved a level of Sound Achievement over four semesters in Queensland Senior (Year 12) Mathematics B or equivalent.

Additional Requirements - Science

  • At least two units of study in the Science component must be at third level.

  • Students majoring in Computing (eight-unit major), Mathematics (eight-unit major), Mathematics and Statistics (twelve-unit major), or Information Technology (twelve-unit major) must complete CSC1401 Foundation Programming and MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing as their two science electives.

  • Students not completing the major in Mathematics (eight-unit major), Computing (eight-unit major), Mathematics and Statistics (twelve-unit major) or Information Technology (twelve-unit major) must complete the course MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics or the course MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I . Students may need to take this course as one of their two science electives.


Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

  • Students will normally take the core course CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship in Semester 1 and STA2300 Data Analysis in Semester 2 as well as another approved core course in each of their first two semesters.

  • Students will normally start the first Arts major in Semester 1 of first year and continue it in Semester 2 of first year. The second Arts major is usually started in Semester 1 of second year.

  • The Science major is usually started in Semester 1 of first year and continued in Semester 2 of first year. The Science minor study is usually started in second year subject to timetabling constraints.

  • Elective courses are usually taken in third or fourth years unless required as pre-requisites.