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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science?

This double degree, combining the study of science and arts, provides you with powerful communication and critical thinking skills coupled with a strong technological and scientific base.

You tailor your course to your interests. All we require is that you complete 96 points from the Faculty of Arts and 96 points from the Faculty of Science as outlined in the single degrees. If you're uncertain about which areas of study you like best, our experienced course advisors will help you plan a course of study to keep your options open.

Delivered at Monash Clayton, this double degree offers an unparalleled number of study areas to select from. It will prepare you for life after study with a truly unique set of skills and experience.

Along with the requisite mathematics/statistics unit, you can chose from 26 science majors, and a wide variety of arts majors.

You might pair chemistry with human geography and take minors in geosciences and communications. If your focus is more toward the life sciences, you might consider combining psychology with politics and take minors in genetics or developmental biology and human rights.

Our graduates are making an impact in the world. Laura Williams, who completed the course with honours in ecology, is one of only two Australians to receive an International Fulbright Science and Technology Award.

It's the most prestigious and valuable scholarship offered by the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It will allow Laura, who is currently a research assistant in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash Clayton, to begin a three-year graduate program in ecology in the US.

If you perform well in the first three years of your science degree, and want to study science further, you can enrol in honours.

Professional recognitions

Australian

Accreditation by the Australian Psychological Society (Monash psychology program).

Certified chemist status with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (for students who complete an approved program in chemistry).

Graduate membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (for students who complete an approved major sequence in physics, plus required units in mathematics).

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 87.15 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 7,500 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Course code: 0530

CRICOS code: 003968G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274) within Australia
(+61) 3 9902 6011 from outside Australia
Faculty of Science:
http://monash.edu.au/science/future/
Faculty of Arts:
http://future.arts.monash.edu/

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 34,100 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Course code: 0530

CRICOS code: 003968G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Single degree options

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE Diploma graduates

To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require a minimum average result of at least 60%

Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require a minimum average results of at least 70%

TAFE Certificate IV graduates

Science-based certificate IV level studies will be considered where the applicant has average results of 80% or above. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.

University

A pass grade in two single units satisfies minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies.

Studies must have been completed within a five years of intended commencement.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • One of biology (any), chemistry (any), geography (any), mathematics SL, further mathematics SL, mathematics HL, physics (any) or psychology (any), and
  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 87.15

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE Diploma graduates

To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require a minimum average result of at least 60%

Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require a minimum average results of at least 70%

TAFE Certificate IV graduates

Science-based certificate IV level studies will be considered where the applicant has average results of 80% or above. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.

University

A pass grade in two single units satisfies minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies.

Studies must have been completed within a five years of intended commencement.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

International subject prerequisites

Yr 12 or equivalent

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • One of biology (any), chemistry (any), geography (any), mathematics SL, further mathematics SL, mathematics HL, physics (any) or psychology (any), and
  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL).

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 30
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 9

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

ARTS STUDY AREAS

For more information on the areas of study in Arts please refer to the Arts study areas page

SCIENCE STUDY AREAS

For more information on your area of interest in Science, including career options, please refer to the Faculty of Science Study Areas webpage

  • Career opportunities

    This degree provides a foundation for a career in the vast fields of science or the broad range of opportunities available to arts graduates. Graduates of this double degree bridge the gap between science and communication with strong skills in both disciplines.

    Job opportunities are extremely diverse and may include work in research institutes and industry fields related to technology, production, environment, agriculture, minerals and resources. These industries value employers with sound scientific knowledge and the ability to communicate strategies, policies and findings to the public.

    Career opportunities also exist in planning agencies, management and administration, public relations, human resource management and marketing.

    We help students connect with employers, find jobs and explore career options.

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