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Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324021

CRICOS 041715C

This double degree enables you to expand your 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.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 324021
    2017 CSP ATAR 67.8
    2017 CSP IB 24
    2017 Adelaide Approved Score 75
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies, Physics.

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324021

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 041715C
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 9
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications Two subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics and Physics (note: only 1 maths subject can be counted).
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Industry Placement

    A very popular option for your third year is to take part in an internship in the arts, media, parliament or environment with over 50 industry partners. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical work environment, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career.

    Potential careers

    Clinical Psychologist, Ecologist, Archaeologist, Natural Resource Planner, Psychologist, Statistician

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Students can specialise their studies in the following areas:


    Bachelor of Arts


    Bachelor of Science
    • Anthropology
    • Art History and Visual Culture (minor only)
    • 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
    • Psychology (minor only)
    • 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

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year1 S1 Major Level I ARTS 1007

    The Enquiring Mind
    (semester 1 or 2)
    Science Course Level I

    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level I

    [pathway 2]
    S2 Major Level I Arts Elective Level I Science Course Level I

    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level I

    [pathway 2]
    Year2 S1 Major Level II Arts Elective Level II Science Course Level II

    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level II

    [pathway 2]
    S2 Major Level II Arts Elective Level II Science Course Level II

    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level II

    [pathway 2]
    Year 3 S1 Major Level III Major Level III Science Course Level III  [pathway 1]

    (1 x 6 units or 2 x 3 units)
    S2 Major Level III – Capstone course (6 units) Science Course Level III  [pathway 1]

    (1 x 6 units or 2 x 3 units)
    Year4 S1 Arts Elective Level III Arts Elective Level II or III Science Course Level III  [pathway 2]

    (1 x 6 units or 2 x 3 units)
    S2 Arts Elective Level III Arts Elective Level II or III Science Course Level III  [pathway 2]

    (1 x 6 units or 2 x 3 units)
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017