Science and Arts - S2006

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

ATAR

85.05 Note 2016 Clearly-in ATAR
75.2 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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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
2016 course requirements

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"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.

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Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8000

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.

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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