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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.
Animal Science, 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, Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences, and Statistics refer to 909581 and 909585.


Bachelor of Arts: anthropology; anthropology and archaeology extended; archaeology; contemporary media studies; creative and critical writing; criminology and criminal justice; criminology and criminal justice extended; English literature; history; Indigenous studies; international relations; journalism studies; languages (cross institutional study); legal studies; public relations studies; social justice studies. Bachelor of Science: animal science; biology; computing; environment and sustainability; food science; human physiology; information technology; plant agricultural science; wine science.

Admissions Criteria

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


General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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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, 2021

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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.


Information Technology major: is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

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Bachelor degree
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Humanities, Science
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Course Duration

4 years External or 8 years External

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