Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Journalism
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

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; physics; plant science; psychology; public health; statistics; zoology. 33 minors and 16 extended majors also available.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s 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); One of Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science (Units 3 and 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

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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.

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Career opportunities

Environmental and science communication; journalism; digital content production; foreign media correspondence; specialist content writing.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$11790 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Sciences, Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time