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

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 or 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.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Additional entry requirements

Mathematical Methods recommended for the Majors in Maths, Physics, and Data Science.

Recommended study
English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry, General Maths or Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

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

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
23 Apr 2025
Regular offers will be made

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

Cairns & Far North Queensland