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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

Students broaden their knowledge and skills in their area of specialisation, appealing to potential employers in the public and private sectors. This double degree allows students to combine their chosen arts major with a range of science skills to enhance their employability. For more program information, visit Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science at USQ.


Please note that the prerequisites for this course vary depending on the Science major.
Counselling and Psychology majors, refer to 909681 and 909685.
Biology, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Plant Agricultural Science and Wince Science majors, refer to 909781 and 909785.
Astronomical and Space Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Mathematics and Statistics, refer to 909581 and 909585.


Arts: anthropology; anthropology and archaeology extended; archaeology; contemporary international studies; contemporary media studies; creative and critical writing; English literature; English literature extended; history; history extended; Indigenous studies; international relations; journalism extended; journalism studies; legal studies; public relations studies; social justice studies. Science: astronomical and space sciences; mathematics, and mathematics & statistics; physical sciences.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.


Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Career opportunities

Depending on arts specialisations: public relations professional, communication officer, social planning, community development, public service, primary or secondary teacher or librarian (with further study), general administration, tourism and travel industries, speech writer, translator. Depending on science specialisation: science journalism, statistical officer, research, biologist, computer systems programmer, network administrator, specialist scientist, technical officer, technical/ sales representative in pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological industries, molecular biologist, microbiologist, conservation and biodiversity management, natural resource management, national parks, food product development, food safety, mathematician, financial analyst, agribusiness, vineyard or winery operation.

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Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities, Science
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Course Duration

4 years External or 8 years External

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