Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Arts

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
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  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

Build standout skills to succeed in a changing world without compromising what you care about. It starts with this combined Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for students with varied interests and a desire to start a meaningful career, this combined undergraduate degree offers the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed. With this course, you’ll build a strong grounding in key scientific disciplines, research and analysis. You’ll have the opportunity to interrogate the world around you, advance your thinking, and communicate new ideas.

With a focus on tailored learning, this course offers 27 majors and opportunities for sub-majors and elective subject study. Your degree is in your hands, and you’ll study exactly what you want. From anthropology to zoology and everything in between, this course offers both the subjects and skills to satisfy your curiosity and help you take your first career step.


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In this combined science and arts course, the subjects you may study include:

Science core subjects, depending on chosen science major:

  • Biodiversity
  • Introductory chemistry
  • Scientific literacy
  • Cell biology
  • Essential chemistry 2
  • Biometry
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Quantitative thinking
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Forensic and environmental analysis
  • Functional proteins and genes
  • Natural science research methods
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Complex case studies in science
  • Work internship for science professionals
  • Applications of big data
  • Biological adaptation to climate change
  • Field project 1
  • Laboratory quality management
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Quality assurance and food analysis

Science majors:

  • Animal science
  • Applied physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Data science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental futures
  • Forensic biology
  • Forensic chemistry mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition and food science
  • Zoology

Arts core subjects:

  • Australian politics and active citizenship
  • Diversity, language and culture
  • Foundations of academic English
  • Thinking critically about texts and society

Arts majors:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology and criminal justice
  • Cultural and social analysis
  • Economy and markets
  • English
  • Geography and urban studies
  • History and political thoughts
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • Indonesian
  • Innovation and change
  • International English
  • International relations and Asian studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychological studies
  • Sociology

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Parramatta South

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from Western Sydney University.

This degree will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work across a range of roles in both scientific and humanities fields. After completing this course, you'll have the opportunity to seek employment across a range of academic and professional disciplines and may choose to work a research, policy, communication or analysis role for a private firm, government, or a not-for-profit organisation.

Your chosen field will depend on your area of study. With this degree, you'll have the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects, including chemistry, mathematics, data, languages, religion, natural sciences, biology, geography, economics and literature. Your career is in your hands.

Curious about where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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