Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

The University of Adelaide

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.

Course Fee:


International: $154,000

Entry Requirements:

SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent); Selection via ATAR; Science Prerequisite: any 2 Sciences subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Math Methods or Math Studies or Specialist Maths (1 Math only); Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, Math Studies, Physics

Structure:

In the first two years students divide their studies almost equally between the two areas, satisfying the requirements for the first two years of both degrees concurrently. In the following two years, students will 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 links that the University has developed with over 100 overseas institutions, and study overseas for one or two semesters and earn credit towards their Adelaide degree (tuition fees are waived by the overseas institution as part of the exchange agreement). In this program 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. See separate entries for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science for further details.

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Asian Studies; Chinese Studies; Classics; Creative Writing; Criminology; English; French Studies; Gender Studies; Geography, Environment and Population; German Studies; History; Indigenous Knowledges and Society; Indonesian Studies; International Development; Italian Studies; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Modern Greek Studies; Music; Philosophy; Politics and International Studies; Sociology; Spanish Studies; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Ecology; Ecology and Spatial Science; Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics; Geology; Geophysics/Applied Geology; Microbiology and Immunology; Physics; Soil Science; Theoretical Physics.

Study Pathways:

Honours available

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 63.7 Yes Part time 8 years
North Terrace 63.7 Yes Full time 4 years

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The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

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As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
 
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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