Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

In this degree, you'll expand your interest in both science and arts by exploring the links between the two study areas through your choice of majors. In your final year, you can complete a 'capstone' experience engaging with university research, undertaking an extended fieldwork program or completing an industry placement.

As a graduate, you'll be skilled in scientific methods with a broad knowledge set leading to opportunities in science research, communication and decision making.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

With combined qualifications in science and arts, you'll find broad employment opportunities across the science and technology, commercial and public sectors.

Depending on your Science major, you will be prepared for work in environment-related jobs, for example as an environment consultant, environmental scientist or mine environment officer; in biological, chemical and clinical sciences as a microbiologist, pharmaceutical scientist, biochemist, chemist or biotechnologist; in physics and maths as a mathematician or physicist; or, with further study, in a broader role, for example as a patents officer or science teacher. You may also choose to undertake a fourth-year research Honours degree that can lead to a PhD and a career in research.

As a graduate of our Bachelor of Arts, you will have flexible, broad-based skills in writing, analysis and synthesis of information, research and policymaking. With these transferable skills, you will be able to shift easily from one occupation or industry to another.

Arts majors include:

  • Creative Writing: You will be equipped for an exciting career as a creative and professional writer prepared for work in advertising, communications, marketing, editing or publishing.
  • Criminal Justice: You will be equipped for work in advocacy, law enforcement, policymaking, or as a liaison officer.
  • Drama: You will be equipped for a career in performing arts, theatre, community arts and cultural development, applied theatre, arts and health sector, and drama education as well as offering transferable skills in relation to your other major study.
  • History: You will be equipped for a career as a social historian, museum curator, record keeper, project manager, or researcher.
  • Indigenous Studies: You will be equipped for work in advocacy, advising, community liaison, policymaking, or research.
  • Islam-West Relations: You will be equipped for work as an adviser or analyst, or for a role in community liaison, consultancy, policymaking, or research.
  • Journalism: You will be trained for work in media industries with capabilities in video and radio production, news and current affairs reporting and media campaigns.
  • Language in Society: You will be prepared for a career in English/ESL teaching, publishing, journalism, sales and marketing, media, advertising and public relations, and organisational communication.
  • Languages: You will be prepared for a career in education and teaching, translation and interpreting, tourism and hospitality, publishing and journalism, sales and marketing, advertising and public relations, international business, law, commerce, and the arts.
  • Literary Studies: You will be prepared for a career in communications, marketing, editing or publishing.
  • Politics and International Studies: You will be equipped to work as an analyst, consultant, policymaker, or in diplomacy or research.
  • Public Relations: You will be prepared for a career in communications, media liaison or public relations.
  • Screen Studies: You will gain widely applicable skills in analysis and communication with expert knowledge to complement screen industries training and capabilities to work as a critic, reviewer, or researcher.
  • Security Studies: You will be equipped for work as a policy adviser or analyst, agency administrator, or community liaison leader, with abilities to become a consultant, advocate or academic.
  • Sociology: You will gain capabilities to work in policy planning, advocacy, social research, community or urban development and human services.

Program accreditation

Accreditation will vary depending upon your choice of major:

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (1592)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
2019 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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