Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
University of Sydney
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
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Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: Depends on units selected.
This course is designed to provide students with a background in both the humanities and the sciences, as well as communication and analytical skills which are identified by potential employers as desirable in a wide range of careers. The degree allows a large breadth of subject choice and flexibility. This interdisciplinary degree is structured to provide a broad, liberal education in arts and science. It allows a wide choice of elective options from Arts and Science. Students undertake a major in either Science or Arts, complemented by studies from the other study area. In addition, students are able to choose from a set of liberal studies units in areas of communication, analytical thinking, ethics, culture, society and global citizenship, scientific inquiry and technological literacy. This degree prepares students for a wide range of postgraduate studies in arts and science.
Subjects you can Study
American studies; Ancient history; Anthropology; Arab world, Islam and the Middle East; Arabic language and literature; Archaeology; Art history; Asian studies; Australian literature; Biblical studies; Celtic studies; Chinese studies; Cultural studies; Digital cultures; Economics; Education; English; European studies; Film studies; French studies; Gender studies; Germanic studies; Government and international relations; Greek (ancient); Hebrew (classical); Hebrew (modern); History; History and philosophy of science; Indigenous Australian studies; Indonesian studies; Industrial relations and human resource management; International and comparative literary studies; Italian studies; Japanese studies; Jewish civilisation, thought and culture; Korean studies; Latin; Linguistics; Management; Medieval studies; Modern Greek studies; Music; Performance studies; Philosophy; Political economy; Sanskrit (Indian Sub-Continental studies); Social policy; Socio-legal studies; Sociology; Sociology and social policy; Spanish and Latin American studies; Studies in religion; Agricultural chemistry; Anatomy and histology; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biology; Cell pathology; Chemistry; Computational science; Computer science; Environmental studies; Financial mathematics and statistics; Geography; Geology and geophysics; Immunobiology; Information systems; Marine biology; Marine geoscience; Marine science; Mathematics; Medicinal chemistry; Microbiology; Molecular biology and genetics; Nanoscience and technology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Plant science; Psychology; Soil science; Statistics
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Bachelor Degree (Pass)
- Full-time internal = 3 years
Selected major; plus studies from the other faculty; plus liberal studies units emphasising communication, analytical thinking and ethical practice. Areas of study are: Culture, Society and Global Citizenship, Scientific Enquiry and Technological Literacy.
Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: Depends on units selected.
Research pathway via the Honours year or Master by Research, or a postgraduate coursework degree for further specialisation
Career opportunities: Examples include science-based work in industry, research, hospitals, forensic work, patent work, quality control, medical laboratory work, banking, business analysis, sales, marketing, human resource management, personnel, librarianship, publishing, museum work, computing, information systems, biotechnology, administration, universities and government bodies. (Refer to Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.)
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Life after Study
Agricultural and resource economists study and apply economic principles to the use and management of resources in the agricultural, fisheries, forestry and other primary industries.
Agricultural scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to improve the productivity and sustainability of farms and agricultural industries.
Anthropologists study the origin, development and functioning of human societies and cultures, as they exist now or have existed throughout history. Anthropologists are concerned with the complexities of social and cultural life, including religion, rituals, family and kinship systems, languages, art, music, symbolism and economic and political systems.
Archaeologists study past human societies by recovering, recording, analysing and interpreting material remains and other important evidence, such as cultural artefacts, food remains, skeletal remains, environmental evidence and landscapes.
Biochemists study the chemistry of living systems to increase scientific knowledge and develop ways to apply this knowledge in areas such as medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science and manufacturing. Biochemistry provides a basis for all the life sciences.
Chemists study the physical and chemical properties of materials to determine their composition. They use this information to develop new materials and products, to devise more efficient processes for making materials and to increase scientific knowledge. Chemists should not be confused with pharmacists (see separate entry for Pharmacist).
Economists perform economic research and analysis, and develop and apply theories relating to the production and distribution of goods and services and people's spending behaviour. Economists advise and provide forecasts to governments and businesses on matters such as taxation levels, wages and prices, employment and unemployment, imports and exports, and interest and exchange rates. They investigate international or national economic situations, or particular features such as industries or regions.
Geographic information systems officers design, develop and customise geographic information systems and provide technical and analytical support to address issues such as environmental management, exploration and mining, land ownership and titles, urban and regional planning, utilities and asset management, and demographic marketing.
Geologists study the nature, composition and structure of the earth to locate materials and minerals, and to increase scientific knowledge. They also advise on the extraction of minerals, as well as on environmental protection, the rehabilitation of land after mining and on civil engineering projects.
Geophysicists study the structure and composition of zones below the surface of the earth by taking measurements using seismic, gravity, magnetic and electrical data collection methods.
Historians conduct research into past human activity, including the history of countries, organisations, periods of time, buildings, cultural heritage, particular events, people, and ideas or issues.
Life scientists examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function and interact with each other and the environment.
Microbiologists study microscopic forms of life such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae and fungi to increase scientific knowledge and develop medical, veterinary, industrial, environmental and other practical applications.
Pharmacologists evaluate the origin, effects and mechanisms of drugs and develop them for human and animal use.
Physicists study the behaviour of the physical world at the most basic level and find practical ways to apply new knowledge gained from their research in areas of science and technology.
Physicists are usually identified within three broad roles:
- theoretical physicists, who develop theories or models of how particular aspects of the world work
- experimental physicists, who test these theories, determining their limits and suggesting new approaches to them
- applied physicists, who apply these findings in practical settings, such as within industry and through the introduction of new technology.
There is interaction between all three roles and physicists generally have skills in each of these areas.
Sociologists study the development, structure, social patterns and interrelationships of social groups and human societies.
Statisticians design and apply statistical techniques for creating, collecting and analysing data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making and direct policy within areas such as science, technology, medicine, education, business, finance and government.