Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This degree will broaden the range of students knowledge and skills in their area of specialisation, appealing to prospective employers in the public and private sectors. A double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science allows students to combine their chosen Arts degree with a range of science skills to enhance their employability. The Bachelor of Arts degree allows students to study across several skill and knowledge-bases in many different fields of study with plenty of flexibility. Combining this with their chosen major within the Bachelor of Science will give students success in many different careers and let them do it in less time than if they were completing two separate degrees.

Course Fee:

International: $102,800

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. Academic Entry Criteria for Astronomical and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics or Physical Sciences Major Studies: Mathematics B (4 SA); Recommended Study: One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Science21 (4 SA) or equivalent; Academic Entry Criteria for Computing, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Plant Agricultural Science or Wine Science Major Studies: Mathematics A (4 SA), Recommended Study: Mathematics B (4 SA) and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Science21 (4 SA) or equivalent; Assumed Knowledge expectations: English (4 SA) or equivalent, Year 12 Mathematics A (4 SA) or equivalent; English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


32 units: 7 Core courses, plus 12 x Arts courses (1 x 8-unit major + 1 x 4-unit minor, or 1 x 12-unit major), plus 13 x Science courses (1 x 8-unit major + 5 Science approved courses, or 1 x 12-unit major + 1 Science approved course)

Subjects you can Study:

Arts Major Studies: Anthropology; Archaeology; Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended); Contemporary International Studies (Extended); Contemporary Media Studies; Creative and Critical Writing; English Literature; English Literature (Extended); History; History (Extended); Indigenous Studies; International Relations; Journalism Studies; Journalism (Extended); Languages; Legal Studies; Public Relations Studies; Social Justice Studies. Science Major Studies: Animal Science; Biology; Computing; Counselling; Environment and Sustainability; Food Science; Human Physiology; Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Plant Agricultural Science; Wine Science; Mathematics & Statistics; Information Technology; Psychology; Astronomical and Space Sciences.

Further information:

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. Not all courses are available in S3, therefore full-time students may not be able to complete in 4 years if commencing in Semester 3.


The Information Technology major is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Psychology major is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a three-year sequence of study.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 8 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 4 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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