Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

University of Newcastle

This combined program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study and complete two awards in four years of full-time study. It offers greater breadth and depth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each degree. The science degree gives students the basic skills and knowledge to contribute to scientific development in many areas of technology, industry, agriculture or the information revolution. It can be a foundation for a career in the vast field of science, or an excellent general education providing skills in problem solving and research. A Bachelor of Arts degree enables you to study what you are passionate about in life, and to gather skills that will prepare for the work place and a wide variety of careers. You have the flexibility to choose from a broad range of majors and minors, taught face to face, online, and on different campuses. You can tailor your program to match your specific interests, including pursuing themes and disciplines, gaining work experience, engaging with industry, and completing research projects.

Course Fee:


International: $119,680

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; selection based on ATAR or equivalent; Recommended prior studies depends on disciplines chosen, however, HSC Chemistry and HSC Mathematics provide a solid background; Newstep applicants are strongly recommended to have completed Advanced Mathematics and another Science course; Open Foundation students are strongly recommended to have completed 2 courses in Chemistry; Earth Science; Physics and/or Science Mathematics

Structure:

Students complete 30 units of Core Arts Courses; Approved Science Courses;1 Science major; 1 Arts majors and an optional Arts Minor or Electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Arts Majors include:- Global Indigenous Studies; Creative and Performing Arts; Education; English and Writing; Film, Media and Cultural Studies; French Studies; German; History; Human Geography and the Environment; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Politics and International Relations; Psychology Studies; Sociology and Anthropology. Arts Minors are available in:- Ancient History; Chinese, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Information Technology; Studies of Religion; Violence Studies; Writing Studies. Science Majors include:- Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Geography; Marine Science; Mathematics; Phonetics; Physics; Psychology; Statistics; Sustainable Resource Management.

Study Pathways:

Honours in Arts and Science are available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ourimbah 85.5 No Full time 4 years
Ourimbah 85.5 No Part time 8 years
Callaghan 79.05 No Full time 4 years
Callaghan 79.05 No Part time 8 years

Since our foundation as an independent university in 1965, the University of Newcastle has specialised in delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life. 

Our commitment to equity, performance in innovation and making a global impact has been recognised internationally, with the university being ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings Fact File, 2018). 

The University of Newcastle is home to more than 38,000 enthusiastic individuals from 115 countries around the globe, all looking to bring new to the world.

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Our goal is to shape graduates who are more than degree-qualified. 

We deliver degrees that promote real-world experience, facilitate specialised work placements and encourage entrepreneurial opportunities.

From international exchanges that allow you to make your mark on the world stage, to opportunities to create a social enterprise around your passion, we offer a supportive and future-focused learning environment. 

Embedding Work Integrated Learning programs into our degrees allows students to gain real-world, practical experience and establish professional networks during their studies. 

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Our teaching and research staff are leaders in their field. They are here to motivate and inspire future generations of students who will be the leaders of tomorrow. 

The University of Newcastle continues to deliver innovative approaches to research.  The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the university the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality well above world standard.

Our world-class research and strong national and international partnerships drives the kind of innovation and discovery that challenges conventional thinking. Our research breaks new ground and changes lives.

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With campus locations in Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore, we offer inspiring and innovative environments across all our hubs, ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. 

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