Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

The University of Adelaide

This double degree enables students to expand their interests in both Science and Arts. It aims to produce graduates who are skilled in scientific method for experimentation and research, and who are also socially and critically engaged, innovative and creative thinkers and communicators. The program has been developed in recognition of the importance of science being studied in its social context as part of a broader liberal education. The links between the two areas can be explored through a range of pathways.

Entry Requirements:

SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent); Selection via ATAR; Science Prerequisite: any 2 Sciences subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Math Methods or Math Studies or Specialist Maths (1 Math only); Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, Math Studies, Physics

Structure:

In the first two years students divide their studies almost equally between the two areas, satisfying the requirements for the first two years of both degrees concurrently. In the following two years, students will complete the equivalent of a full year of study each for Science and Arts. Full-time students are encouraged to take advantage of the study abroad and student exchange links that the University has developed with over 100 overseas institutions, and study overseas for one or two semesters and earn credit towards their Adelaide degree (tuition fees are waived by the overseas institution as part of the exchange agreement). In this program students will complete at least one major, and possibly two, in both Arts and Science, making it possible to apply for entry to Honours in a number of fields. See separate entries for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science for further details.

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Asian Studies; Chinese Studies; Classics; Creative Writing; Criminology; English; French Studies; Gender Studies; Geography, Environment and Population; German Studies; History; Indigenous Knowledges and Society; Indonesian Studies; International Development; Italian Studies; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Modern Greek Studies; Music; Philosophy; Politics and International Studies; Sociology; Spanish Studies; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Ecology; Ecology and Spatial Science; Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics; Geology; Geophysics/Applied Geology; Microbiology and Immunology; Physics; Soil Science; Theoretical Physics.

Study Pathways:

Honours available

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 67.8 Yes Full time 4 years
North Terrace 67.8 Yes Part time 8 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
  • engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
  • health and medical sciences, dentistry and oral health, nursing, medicine, and psychology
  • law, business, economics, finance, architecture, innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing
  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 

CRICOS No. 00123M

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