Combine the flexibility of a science degree with a professional journalism qualification, and become uniquely equipped for a rapidly evolving careers market. Students can mix and match course combinations from general science and non- science disciplines, and focus on specialisations with majors, minors or extended majors to deepen knowledge in the second and third years. UQ offers one of the broadest selections of science disciplines in Australia and over 2200 teaching and research spaces. Students can focus their program towards areas of interest or specific career goals. Students gain relevant, real-world experience through employability and work-integrated learning opportunities such as internships, industry placements, research projects and international study opportunities. In the journalism component, students will develop a deep understanding of journalism and its media and communication contexts, and the skills and reflection necessary to be a journalist. Students gain well developed skills in language, the analytical rigor of scientific training and a good understanding of science and the media. For more information, visit Bachelors of Science/Journalism at UQ.
Applied mathematics; archaeological science; biochemistry and molecular biology; bioinformatics; biomedical science; cell biology; chemistry; coastal and ocean science; computer science; earth science, ecology and conservation biology; food science and nutrition; food technology; genetics; geographical science; marine biology; mathematics; microbiology; microbiology, infection and immunity, physics; plant science; psychology; public health; statistics; zoology. Minors and extended majors also available.
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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Environmental and science communicator; correspondent/journalist; digital content producer; foreign media correspondent; specialist content writer.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time