University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

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.


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


  • 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 (Advanced Materials)
  • Chemistry (Medicinal and Organic)
  • Earth Sciences
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Psychology

Standard 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

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $146,978
  • ATAR: 72
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection. Other costs may include cost of travel to/from placements and out of area accommodation if required.

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