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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Science / Arts

Equip yourself for success in a rapidly changing world by choosing your own portfolio of arts and science specialisations.

From Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies through to Zoology, this four-year dual degree program offers you one of the widest possible ranges of majors and courses across science and the arts. You can structure your program within each degree component to include majors in your area of interest and a range of electives.

For example, foreign language studies can be combined with an area of interest in science, providing employment opportunities with companies targeting foreign markets. Or you may want to select various computational and environmental studies with an Australian focus, to satisfy a passion to address local climate issues and food security.

Adding to the almost infinite list of study choices is the option to undertake a concurrent diploma in Languages or Music Performance alongside your bachelor's program. And when you graduate, you may also have the opportunity to progress into honours in science or arts. 

Program highlights

  • If you're curious to learn, a dual degree allows you to explore endless opportunities and get ready for almost any possible future.
  • Choose from more than 80 study areas across the sciences, humanities, languages and more.
  • Graduate with high-level creative and analytical abilities that will help you excel in a range of fields.

Majors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeological Science
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biophysics (Dual Major)
  • Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Computational Sc and Biochem & Molecular Biol (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Computer Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology (Extended Major)
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Statistics
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Minors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Community engagement officer
  • Museum administrator
  • Heritage consultant
  • Materials scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Quantitative researcher
  • Marine research officer
  • Language teacher
  • Mine geologist
  • Climate change adviser

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

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