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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (BASC)
  • CRICOS: 078597K

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Note: Some majors within the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science is available via external study only. Therefore, these majors may not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.

Increase your career prospects

This degree will broaden the range of your knowledge and skills in your area of specialisation, appealing to prospective employers in the public and private sectors.

A double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science allows you to combine your chosen Arts degree with a range of science skills to enhance your employability. The Bachelor of Arts degree allows you to study across several skill and knowledge-bases in many different fields of study with plenty of flexibility. Combining this with your chosen major within the Bachelor of Science will give you success in many different careers and let you do it in less time than if you were completing two separate degrees.

Professional accreditation

The Information Technology major and the Computing major of this program are accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) major is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a three-year sequence of study.

As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors and can include employment in many fields the arts and science industries.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 71
plus 12 x Arts courses (1 x 8-unit major + 1 x 4-unit minor, or 1 x 12-unit major) 12
plus 13 x Science courses (1 x 8-unit major + 5 Science approved courses, or 1 x 12-unit major + 1 Science approved course) 132
Total 32


1 Students studying majors in Biology, and Human Physiology are only required to complete 6 core courses.
2 Students majoring in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing (eight-unit majors) or Information Technology (12-unit major) must take CIS1000 Information System Concepts.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 22640
On-campus AUD 25700

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • For Science majors: A-level mathematics1 or equivalent
1 The Human Biology, Human Physiology and Biology majors only have three core courses. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 as an elective. Alternatively, an additional elective may be required to be taken to complete the 24 units to graduate.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 078597K

Note: Semester 3 courses are only available via distance education.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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