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2012 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science(R3I)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Science, Engineering and Technology
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 10 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Arts: (03) 6226 2249, Science: (03) 6226 2125


The 4-year full-time combined degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science is offered on the Hobart and Launceston campuses by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology A limited first year is offered at the North-West Centre. Some units are available by Distance Education. In addition, some units are offered to students commencing in July.

Admission & Prerequisites

Minimum University entrance requirements. Students are encouraged to study some of the following subjects: *MT843 Mathematics Stage 3; *MT841 Mathematics Stage 2; *MT730 Mathematics Applied; *IF862 Computer Science; *CH856 Chemistry; *GL876 Geology; *GG833 Geography; *EV846 Environmental Science; *PH866 Physics; *BY826 Biology; *SC786 Applied Science-Physical Sciences. Subject (unit) prerequisites also apply.

Course Objectives

Students who wish to combine scientific knowledge with a liberal education will be attracted to this degree. Unique discipline combinations are possible; for example, majors in Public Policy and Asian Studies combined with a major in Computer Science and Mathematics; or majors in Chinese and Political Science with Geology and Geography. Students' programs can be tailored to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.

They will acquire knowledge and skills through a wide range of disciplines chosen from: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient Civilisations, Ancient Greek, Aquaculture, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English, European Studies, French, Geography and Environmental Studies, Geology, German, History, Indonesian, Japanese, Journalism and Media Studies, Latin, Mathematics, Microbiology/Immunology, Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Plant Science, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Ecology, Sociology, Gender Studies, Zoology.

The program develops general abilities in the following areas:

  • written expression
  • linguistic skills
  • creative self-expression
  • capacity to analyse and interpret in a dispassionate and objective manner capacity for reasoned criticism
  • data acquisition and analysis
  • research techniques
  • marshalling facts in support of arguments
  • evaluating the possible outcomes of alternative courses of action, with the emphasis varying according to the particular program chosen.

Career Outcomes

See career outcomes entry under the BA and BSc degrees.

Articulation to/from Course

Credit for units included in the schedules of the BA and BSc degrees will be awarded to students who transfer to the combined degree.

Professional Recognition

Refer to professional recognition entry under the BA and BSc degrees.

Miscellaneous Information

Bachelor of Arts (Advanced Honours)

This program is available to high achieving students in the BA component of the combined BA-BSc.

This is a special program that recognizes high achieving students. Entry to the program requires an ITI score of 90 or greater and in order to maintain a place in the direct entry program students will be required to be awarded the Dean's Roll of Excellence each year. Students not initially admitted to the program but who achieve the Dean's Roll of Excellence at the end of Year 1, 2 or 3 will be invited to be part of the program. At the discretion of the Dean students transferring from other institutions may be eligible to enter the program.

Students participating in this program will be required to fulfill all the normal BA component requirements and will be encouraged to develop their academic potential through participation in targeted research seminars. Individual academic mentoring and advice is also provided.

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