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

Why combine Arts with Science?  

This double degree provides incredible scope for you to follow your emerging interests and scientific curiosity. You’ll learn to think innovatively, communicate powerfully and take on roles in an exciting and diverse range of careers.

What will you do?

  • Design your own degree by choosing from over 40 science and arts majors.
  • Study in state-of-the-art facilities in the centre of Adelaide’s cultural hub.
  • Engage with new ideas through discovery and active learning.
  • Build scientific experimentation and research skills.
  • Develop deep discipline knowledge in your chosen areas.

For more info

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Entry Requirements

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324021
    2018 CSP ATAR 71.4
    2018 CSP IB 25
    2018 Guaranteed Entry Score 75
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    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 Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors (such as bonus points)).
    Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies, Physics.

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), 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 2017). 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

    Not an international applicant?

    Admissions information

    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 Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 24
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    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
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
    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

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $7,975

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,000

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • 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, Medical Researcher, Biotechnologist, National Parks / Ranger, Conservation Officer, Corporate Sustainability Professional, Fisheries and Marine Officer, Food Scientist, Strategic Planning Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Green Design Professional, Water Quality Technician, Natural Resource Planner, Psychologist, Statistician

  • 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
    • Asian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Classics
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • Economics
    • 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
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Spanish Studies
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry (double major available)
    • Ecology
    • Ecology and Spatial Science (double major)
    • Experimental and Theoretical Physics (double major)
    • Evolutionary Biology
    • Genetics
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Palaeontology
    • Palaeontology (Evolution) (double major)
    • Palaeontology (Geology) (double major)
    • Physics
    • Soil Science
    • Theoretical Physics

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 Major Level I ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind
    Science Course Level I
    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level I
    [pathway 2]
    Major Level I Arts Elective
    Level I
    Science Course Level I
    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level I
    [pathway 2]
    Year 2 Major Level II Arts Elective
    Level II
    Science Course Level II
    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level II
    [pathway 2]
    Major Level II Arts Elective
    Level II
    Science Course Level II
    [pathway 1]
    Science Course Level II
    [pathway 2]
    Year 3 Major Level III Major Level III Science Course Level III
    [pathway 1]
    1 x 6 units or 2 x 3 units
    Major Level III
    Capstone course
    6 units
    Science Course Level III
    [pathway 1]
    1 x 6 units or 2 x 3 units
    Year 4 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
    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
  • Related Degrees

  • Further Study

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Thursday, 10 Jan 2019