Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (BA BSc)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This double degree enables students to expand their interests in both Science and Arts. It aims to produce graduates who are skilled in scientific method for experimentation and research, and who are also socially and critically engaged, innovative and creative thinkers and communicators. The program has been developed in recognition of the importance of science being studied in its social context as part of a broader liberal education. The links between the two areas can be explored through a range of pathways. In the first two years the program is divided between the two areas, satisfying the requirements for the first two years of both degrees concurrently. In the following two years, students complete the equivalent of a full year of study each for Science and Arts. Full-time students are encouraged to take advantage of the study abroad and student exchange program available to students. Students will complete at least one major, and possibly two, in both Arts and Science, making it possible to apply for entry to Honours in a number of fields.
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

There shall be a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, including:

  1. Courses to the value of 48 units including a major from the Bachelor of Arts
  2. Courses to the value of 48 units including a major from the Bachelor of Science

A student must concurrently qualify for both awards.

Arts majors are available in:
Asian Studies
Chinese Studies
Classics, Archaeology & Ancient History
Creative writing
French Studies
Gender Studies
Geography, Environment and Population
German Studies
Indigenous Knowledges and Society
Indonesian Studies
International Development
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Modern Greek Studies
Politics and International Studies
Spanish Studies

Sciences majors are available in:
Evolutionary Biology
Geophysics & Applied Geology
Microbiology & Immunology
Theoretical Physics
Soil Science
or a double major from:
Ecology & Spatial Science
Experimental & Theoretical Physics