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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (BASC)

Entry requirements
  • OP: 15
  • Selection Rank: 68
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

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Including adjustments Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Excluding adjustments Entry score not including adjustment factors.
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer The minimum entry score for this degree based on USQ offers.
OP
15
Rank
68
OP
15
Rank
66

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-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.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this degree's student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8100
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 21720

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.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Area of interest External Toowoomba
Astronomical and Space Sciences 909585 909581
Biology 909785 909871
Computing 909785 909871
Counselling 909685 909681
Environment & Sustainability 909785 909871
Food Science 909785 909871
Human Physiology 909785 909871
Information Technology 909785 909871
Mathematics 909585 909581
Mathematics & Statistics 909585 909581
Physical Sciences 909585 909581
Plant Agricultural Science 909785 909871
Psychology 909685 909681
Wine Science 909785 909871

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

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

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 courses are only available via distance education.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November, 2020.
  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.
  • Semester 3, 2021 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 15 November, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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