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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Approved Abbreviation: BSc/BA


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3763.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 068791B


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2020 or later.

Commencement Year 2016 - 3658.6 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

This double degree program is designed for students whose interests span the Arts and Sciences. It will produce versatile graduates who can work across a range of academic and professional disciplines, including the opportunity to develop global perspectives and communication skills in an Asian language. In the Science area, students can design their own academic program within the Bachelor of Science course structure, which must include a Science testamur major selected from a the following: Zoology, Animal Science, Biology, Ecology. Environmental Futures. Microbiology. Nutrition and Food Science. Forensic Biology. Forensic Chemistry. Mathematics, Data Science. Applied Physics, Chemistry. This qualification in science can be combined with one of the following majors: International Relations and Asian Studies; Cultural and Social Analysis; English; History and Political Thought; Philosophy; Indigenous Australian Studies; Arabic, Chinese; Japanese; Indonesian; Islamic Studies: Linguistics; Psychological Studies.

Students in this double degree also have the opportunity to complete a semester of study overseas and receive advanced standing towards their BA majors and sub majors subject to WSU limits on advanced standing. Students are encouraged to do so but must discuss this with a BA course advisor first.

Students should note that not all majors and units are available at all campuses and travel between campuses may be required.

Study Mode
Four years full-time or eight years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicescience@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
MT3027 (Chemistry) when undertaken within the Bachelor of Science is accredited with Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: At least two unit science (any science) and two unit mathematics at year 12 equivalent.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to Western Sydney University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points as prescribed in the structure below. Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts.

Note: At least 120 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Students who wish to exit this double degree after their third year and graduate with a Bachelor of Science must have completed 240 credit points and completed the units as listed below in Years 1, 2 and 3 with at least 60 credit points at Level 3 or above.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science portion of this double degree must complete one of the Science testamur majors listed in the first three years of study.

The conceptual design of this Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts double degree is as follows:

Years 1 to 3

Students will complete 160 credit points of Bachelor of Science units comprising eight Bachelor of Science core units, eight Bachelor of Science testamur major units and eight Arts units as listed in the course sequence below

Bachelor of Science core units

Students should note that core units will be allocated based on the Testamur Major chosen and as indicated in the relevant Testamur Major sequence.

Bachelor of Science core units are:

Choose all of:

300802Biodiversity
300808Introductory Chemistry
300811Scientific Literacy

Foundation

Choose one of (depending on testamur major selected):

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Mathematics

Choose one of (depending on testamur major selected):

200263Biometry
300672Mathematics 1A
300831Quantitative Thinking

Analytical Science

Choose one of (depending on testamur major selected):

300832Analytical Chemistry
300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300932Natural Science Research Methods
300580Programming Fundamentals

Work Integrated Learning

Choose one of:

301261Complex Case Studies in Science
301259Work Internship for Science Professionals

Core Capstone

Choose one of (depending on testamur major selected):

301110Applications of Big Data
300909Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300913Field Project 1
300883Laboratory Quality Management
200022Mathematical Modelling
300922Quality Assurance and Food Analysis

Bachelor of Science Testamur Majors

Students must choose ONE of the following testamur majors:

MT3015Animal Science
MT3026Applied Physics
MT3016Biology
MT3027Chemistry
MT3032Data Science
MT3017Ecology
MT3018Environmental Futures
MT3024Forensic Biology
MT3023Forensic Chemistry
MT3025Mathematics
MT3019Microbiology
MT3021Nutrition and Food Science
MT3014Zoology

Please note that not all Testamur Majors are available at all campuses.

Years 1 to 4

In Years 1 to 4 students will complete the four level 1 Bachelor of Arts (BA) core units, eight Bachelor of Arts Major units from one of the following Bachelor of Arts Majors and four Bachelor of Arts Sub-major units from one of the Sub-majors listed. Please note that not all Arts majors are available at all campuses.

The four Level 1 Bachelor of Arts (BA) core units:

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

For details of the relevant Arts Specialisations, refer to the current listing of Bachelor of Arts.

1706 - Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts Majors

M1097Anthropology
M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1113Creative Writing
M1069Criminology and Criminal Justice
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M2510Economy and Markets
M1053English
M1071Geography and Urban Studies
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M2514Innovation and Change
M1129International English
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1119Linguistics
M1058Philosophy
M1110Psychological Studies
M1073Sociology

Bachelor of Arts Sub-majors

SM1077Arabic
SM1078Chinese
SM1116Creative Writing
SM1070Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1071English
SM1072History and Political Thought
SM1128Immersion Language
SM1049Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1112Indonesian
SM1132International English
SM1073International Relations and Asian Studies
SM1080Japanese
SM1119Linguistics
SM1076Philosophy
SM1115Psychological Studies

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

Choose two core Arts units from:

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

Two Science core units:

300802Biodiversity
300808Introductory Chemistry

Spring session

Choose two Core Arts units from:

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

Choose one core Science Mathematics unit (depending on testamur major selected):

200263Biometry
300672Mathematics 1A
300831Quantitative Thinking

Choose one core Science Foundation unit (depending on testamur major selected):

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Year 2

Autumn session

300811Scientific Literacy

Choose one Analytical Science unit (depending on testamur major selected):

300580Programming Fundamentals
300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300932Natural Science Research Methods
300832Analytical Chemistry

Choose one Arts major or sub-major unit

Choose one Science testamur major unit (see the sequence provided with each testamur major)

Spring session

Choose one of:

301259Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261Complex Case Studies in Science

Choose one Arts major or sub-major unit

Choose two Science testamur major units (see sequence provided with each testamur major).

Year 3

Autumn session

Choose one Science capstone unit (depending on testamur major chosen):

300833Microbiology 1
300909Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
200022Mathematical Modelling
301110Applications of Big Data
300913Field Project 1
300992Water and Wastewater Treatment

Choose one Arts major or sub-major unit

Choose Two Science testamur major units (see the sequence provided with each testamur major)

Spring session

Choose one Arts major or sub-major unit

Choose three Science testamur major units (see the sequence provided with each testamur major)

Year 4

Autumn session

Choose four Bachelor of Arts major or sub-major units

Spring session

Choose four Bachelor of Arts major or sub-major units



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