Science and Arts

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Combining science with studies in arts, humanities or social sciences provides you with powerful communication and critical thinking skills coupled with a strong technological or scientific base.

This double degree course offers over 60 study areas to select from. It will prepare you for life after study with a truly unique set of skills and experience.

If you're uncertain about which areas of study you like best, our experienced course advisors will help you plan a course of study to keep your options open and your future secure.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Science, and
  • the Bachelor of Arts.


You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.


You might pair Criminology with Chemistry and take Human rights or Pharmacology as a minor and focus on forensic science, or Human geography combined with Ecology and conservation biology for a career in the environmental sector. If your focus is more towards the life sciences, you might consider combining psychology with politics and take minors in bioethics or developmental biology and language studies. The choice is yours.


Job opportunities are extremely diverse and may include work in research institutes and industry fields related to technology, production, environment, agriculture, minerals and resources. These industries value employers with sound scientific knowledge and the ability to communicate strategies, policies and findings to the public.

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At a glance

For students looking to begin study in 2016.

Please select individual degree for more details

ATAR

85.05 Note 2015 Clearly-in ATAR
75 Note Monash guarantee

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences/Other
N/A

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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration: 4 years (full time), 8 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Information about fees

Overview

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Arts

Choose to major in one of:

Majors
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
No Group
Anthropology Clayton Clayton
Behavioural studies Caulfield, Clayton
Communications and media studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Criminology Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Film and screen studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Human geography Clayton Clayton
International relations Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Journalism Caulfield Caulfield Caulfield
Linguistics Clayton Clayton
Literary studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Politics Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Psychology Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Sociology Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
History
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
History
Ancient cultures Clayton Clayton
History Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Indigenous cultures and histories Clayton Clayton
International studies
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
International studies
Australia in the world Caulfield, Clayton
Holocaust and genocide studies Caulfield, Clayton
International studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Islamic studies Clayton
Jewish studies Caulfield, Clayton
Languages and culture
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Languages and culture
Chinese studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
English as an international language Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
French studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
German studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Indonesian studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Italian studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Japanese studies Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Korean studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Spanish and Latin American studies Clayton Clayton Clayton
Ukrainian studies Clayton
Music and performing arts
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Music and performing arts
Music Clayton Clayton
Performance Clayton
Theatre Clayton Clayton
Philosophy and bioethics
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Philosophy and bioethics
Bioethics Caulfield, Clayton
Human rights Caulfield, Clayton Caulfield, Clayton
Philosophy Caulfield, Clayton Clayton, Caulfield Caulfield, Clayton
Religious studies Clayton Clayton

Science

Choose to major in one of:

Biological and life sciences
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Biological and life sciences
Ecology and conservation biology Clayton Clayton Clayton
Genetics Clayton Clayton Clayton, Malaysia
Plant sciences Clayton Clayton
Zoology Clayton Clayton
Biomedical and behavioural sciences
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Biomedical and behavioural sciences
Biochemistry Clayton Clayton Clayton
Developmental biology Clayton Clayton
Human pathology Clayton
Immunology Clayton Clayton Clayton
Microbiology Clayton Clayton Clayton
Molecular biology Clayton
Pharmacology Clayton Clayton
Physiology Clayton Clayton
Psychology Clayton Clayton Clayton
Earth and environmental sciences
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Earth and environmental sciences
Atmospheric science Clayton Clayton
Environmental science Clayton
Geographical science Clayton Clayton Clayton
Geosciences Clayton Clayton Clayton
Mathematical and computational sciences
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Mathematical and computational sciences
Applied mathematics Clayton Clayton
Computational science Clayton Clayton Clayton
Financial and insurance mathematics Clayton
Mathematical statistics Clayton Clayton Clayton
Mathematics Clayton Clayton Clayton
Pure mathematics Clayton Clayton
Physical and chemical sciences
Listed area of study Major Extended Major Minor
Physical and chemical sciences
Astrophysics Clayton Clayton Clayton
Chemistry Clayton Clayton Clayton, Malaysia
Materials science Clayton Clayton
Physics Clayton Clayton Clayton

"Our scientists are quite simply leaders in their fields. They might be astronomers or biologists working on climate change or Antarctica. These people are actually here, lecturing to the students and they are keen to develop their teaching and mentoring skills." - Dr Gerry Rayner, Senior lecturer in Ecolo

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL N/A Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (CAS), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL N/A One of Biology (any), Chemistry (any), Geography (any), Mathematics SL, Further Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, Physics (any) or Psychology (any)

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in one unit of mathematics or science.

VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require an average result of at least 60%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require an average result of at least 70%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates: To be considered, applicants with science-based certificate IV level studies will require average results of at least 80%. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: S2006

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$7700

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Course Structure

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to several science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

B. Science listed Major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

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