The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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.


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.


  • 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.

Standard 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

Study pathways

Honours available

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $166,000
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
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