Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Enhance you career by combining study in Business and Sciences
Pair your interest in Business and Commerce with the perfect platform to explore your curiosity of Sciences. With a diverse range of majors to select from within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce as well as the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be able to combine and discover areas you may not have considered.
You will have the opportunity to shape your degree to suit where you want to go in life.
Why study a double degree?
- It takes far less time than studying the degrees separately.
- You save time and money.
- You put yourself in a competitive position for promotion or career change.
- You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.
Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.
Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.
Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
The Information Technology Management major within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and through the Seoul Accord, is recognised overseas.
The Human Resource Management major within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and meets the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.
With a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive. You’ll be ready to take on roles in scientific practice combined with business management within the government, regulatory, health, IT and research sectors.
Business and Commerce majors include: Accounting, Aviation Management and Safety, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Law, Finance, General Commerce, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Marketing and Hospitality Management, Sustainable Business, Tourism and Events Management, Tourism Management.
Science Majors include: Astronomical and Space Sciences, Biology, Computing, Counselling, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Psychology Extended, Wine Science.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 1 x 8-unit Business and Commerce major
|plus 1 x 8-unit Science major plus 5 x approved courses
or 1 x 12-unit Science major plus 1 x approved course
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 10340|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21720|
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.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 10/66. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
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 Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science for more information.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.
How to apply
- 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.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, 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.
Depending on the Science major you are interested in studying within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science, please note the different QTAC codes as follows:
|Area of interest||External||Toowoomba|
|Astronomical and Space Sciences||904765||904761|
|Environment & Sustainability||904665||904661|
|Mathematics & Statistics||904765||904761|
|Plant Agricultural Science||904665||904661|
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.