Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science (BA BSc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

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 with Bachelor of Science is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science

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

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Arts with 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. A course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  2. Courses to the value of 45 units including a major from the Bachelor of Arts
  3. Courses to the value of 48 units including a major from the Bachelor of Science
A student must concurrently qualify for both awards.

Note: A student who has completed a major in a Science discipline and also completes courses that fulfil requirements for a major as specified under the Academic Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences shall be awarded that Mathematical and Computer Sciences major in addition to the Sciences major.

Core Courses