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2013 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science(13M)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Science, Engineering and Technology
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 9 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 ( 13A)and BSc ( 73O) 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.

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