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 a single only one degree.

Course Fee:

International: $148,520

Entry Requirements:

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


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 65.05 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 60.15 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 60.15 Yes Full time 4 years
Waurn Ponds 65.05 Yes Full time 4 years

What does it mean to be a great university? For Deakin, it means ensuring its graduates are highly regarded by employers and well prepared for twenty first century lives and careers, and that its research translates into commercial outcomes that will make a difference to the communities Deakin serves.

Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready graduates that are innovative, resilient, and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching, with student satisfaction and the employability of its students being key indicators of success.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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