James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Be equipped with a diverse skill set appropriate for a career with unlimited potential. The Bachelor of Arts — Bachelor of Science joint degree develops your communication and research skills while also advancing your ability to critically analyse information. Combining this with a thorough understanding of basic and specialised scientific principles will make you stand out to future employers for your well-rounded abilities and knowledge base. The Bachelor of Arts — Bachelor of Science double degree, involves studying across four years (full-time) or eight years (part-time). You will complete a major from the arts disciplines and one from the science disciplines, and a selection of core subjects and electives from both areas.


96 credit points


  • Anthropology
  • Aquaculture science and technology
  • Archaeology
  • Chemistry
  • Criminology
  • Data science
  • Design and creative arts
  • Earth science
  • English
  • History
  • Human geography
  • Human services
  • Indigenous studies
  • Languages
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Multimedia journalism and writing
  • Politics and international relations
  • Psychology Studies
  • Sociology
  • Zoology and ecology

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Recommended Knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry, General Maths or Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C) –Mathematical Methods recommended for the Majors in Maths, Physics, and Data Science.

Study pathways

An honours year is available in arts or science for candidates who meet the academic requirement and can be studied full-time or part-time.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $157,120
  • ATAR: 66.5
  • Full-time : 4 years
JCU Townsville International: $157,120
  • ATAR: 66.5
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Not all majors available for mid-year entry. Not all majors available in both Cairns and Townsville. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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