Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This course combines study from arts and science and gives students a deeper understanding of scientific principles, balancing them with the critical thinking skills and knowledge gained through studying the humanities. Arts subjects develop communication and research skills, and critical analysis of information. Some arts subjects are available online, giving students greater flexibility of study options. Depending on the science major chosen, students access state-of-the-art laboratories and research vessels for field trips to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and the Wet Tropics rainforests. Students can undertake an honours year.
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Not all majors are available at both campuses of for mid-year entry. The psychology studies major does not lead to registration as a psychologist.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
Students considering the chemistry or molecular and cell biology majors must have Chemistry (Units 3 and 4,C) or equivalent.
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Careers in management, consultant or technician in a wide range of organisations in the private sector.


Australian Institute of Geoscientists; Australian Mathematical Society; Australian Society of Operations Research; Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand; Geological Society of Australia; Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$11050 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time