Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Deakin University

This double degree lets you combine complementary arts and science major sequences. Studying arts provides students with highly-developed critical-thinking skills, while undertaking units in science prepares students for work in areas such as biology, environmental policy, and industrial development. Successful graduates of this course receive two degrees and a competitive advantage over those with one degree.

Course Fee:

International: $150,656

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL


Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science must be satisfied.

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Animal biology; Anthropology; Arabic; Buddhist studies; Cell biology; Chemistry; Chemistry and material science; Children's literature; Chinese; Creative writing; Criminology; Design; Digital media; Dance; Drama; Education; Environmental science; Film, television and animation; Fisheries and aquaculture; Freshwater biology; Gender and sexuality studies; Genomics; Geography; Geography and society; History; Human biology; Indonesian; International politics; International relations; Islamic studies; Journalism; Language and culture studies; Literary studies; Mathematical modelling; Media studies; Middle East studies; Natural history; Philosophy; Photography; Plant biology; Politics and policy studies; Professional experience and practice; Public relations; Science; Sociology; Spanish; Sport and society; Studies of religion; Sustainability and society; Visual arts;

Further information:

Some major sequences are not available at all campuses

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 67.75 Yes Full time 4 years
Waurn Ponds 67.75 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 62.4 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 62.4 Yes Full time 4 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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