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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

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

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
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.

Overview

  • Combine your chosen Science degree with a range of Arts skills and knowledge to enhance and expand your employment opportunities in scientific fields, in science communication and journalism, and in policy-making.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge-base in many different scientific areas by taking a major in Environment and Sustainability, Animal or Plant Science, Psychology, and Wine Science.
  • Combining this with your chosen major within the Bachelor of Arts such as Journalism, Contemporary Media, Public Relations, International Relations or Social Justice will enable you to communicate and explain the significance of scientific research widely and to make informed policy-decisions.
  • A double degree enables you to complete in less time than if you were completing two separate degrees.

Professional accreditation

Career outcomes

  • 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.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
Subject pre-requisites, assumed knowledge and recommended prior study may differ depending on your chosen majors within the double degree. Please refer to the Entry Requirements tab of each major within Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science for more information.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

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

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 71
12 x Arts courses (1 x 8-unit major plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 1 x 12-unit major) 12
13 x Science courses (1 x 8-unit major plus 5 approved Science courses or
1 x 12-unit major plus 1 approved Science 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 (8-unit majors) or Information Technology (12-unit major) must take CIS1000 Information System Concepts course.

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

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28880
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 29360

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 078597K

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

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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