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

Course outline

This course allows students to pursue qualifications in the legal field combined with a science major. The course has a strong focus on professional relevance, practical skills and authentic experiences, such as clinical legal placements, advocacy and industry project work, and allows students to gain an appreciation of the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political sustainability contexts. Students learn the significance of the law in ensuring stable government, economic prosperity, and the protection and preservation of individual and cultural rights and the environment. Accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board and Chief Justice.
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Some majors require attendance at block mode subjects at either Townsville or Cairns. Students may be required to attend block mode classes at a campus other than where they are enrolled, at their own expense.


Refer to Bachelor of Science. Not all majors are available at both campuses or for mid-year entry.

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 will require 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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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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

Bioethics, intellectual property, copyright and patent law, climate change, conservation and sustainability, science and national security policy.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$11250 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Law, Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time