Skip to content

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (BASC)

Entry requirements
ATAR 65.60
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Toowoomba
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Jan, May, Sep
Note: Some majors within the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science is available via external study only. Therefore, these majors may not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.


  • Combine your chosen Science degree with a range of Arts skills and knowledge to enhance and expand your employment opportunities in scientific fields, in science communication and journalism, and in policy-making.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge-base in many different scientific areas by taking a major in Environment and Sustainability, Animal or Plant Science, Psychology, and Wine Science.
  • Combining this with your chosen major within the Bachelor of Arts such as Journalism, Contemporary Media, International Relations or Social Justice will enable you to communicate and explain the significance of scientific research widely and to make informed policy-decisions.
  • Why study a double degree?
    • Improve your transferrable skillset which can be applied to several industries and sectors.
    • You put yourself in a competitive position to excel in the workplace.
    • It takes less time than doing the degrees separately.
    • You save time and money.
    • You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.
Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Professional accreditation

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors and can include employment in many fields the arts and science industries.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 65.60 68.95

For the Psychology major within Bachelor of Science:

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 65.60 68.95


Subject pre-requisites, assumed knowledge and recommended prior study may differ depending on your chosen majors within the double degree. Please refer to the Entry requirements tab of each major within Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science for more information.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degree's student cohort from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 71
12 x Arts courses (1 x 8-unit major plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 1 x 12-unit major) 12
13 x Science courses (1 x 8-unit major plus 5 approved Science courses or
1 x 12-unit major plus 1 approved Science course)
Total 32

1 Students studying majors in Biology and Human Physiology are only required to complete 6 core courses.

2 Students majoring in Mathematics, Statistics, Computing (8-unit majors) or Information Technology (12-unit major) must take CIS1000 Information System Concepts course.

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 12630
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.

Depending on the Science major you are interested in studying within this double degree, please note the different QTAC codes as follows:

Area of interest External Toowoomba
Astronomical and Space Sciences
909585 909581
Biology 909785 909871
Computing 909785 909871
Counselling 909685 909681
Environment & Sustainability 909785 909871
Food Science 909785 909871
Human Physiology 909785 909871
Information Technology 909785 909871
Mathematics 909585 909581
Mathematics & Statistics 909585 909581
Physical Sciences 909585 909581
Plant Agricultural Science 909785 909871
Psychology 909695 909691
Wine Science 909785 909871

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 courses are only available via online study.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

Two men collaborating at a computer workstation in an office environment.

Got questions?


Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

Talk to us
How long does a Bachelor of Arts and Science double degree take to complete?
The duration of a double degree will vary depending on which university you choose to study with. At UniSQ, our Bachelor of Arts and Science double degree will take four years to complete when you study full-time. We know it can be a lot to juggle your degree with other commitments, so we also offer the option to study on a part-time basis. If you choose to study part-time, this will extend the time it takes to complete all the required courses. 
What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to study a Bachelor of Science and Arts double degree (or equivalent) will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

To study a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science at UniSQ a minimum ATAR, subject pre-requisites and assumed knowledge all need to be met before enrolling. Assumed knowledge refers to a required level of knowledge needed in certain subject areas (for example Maths or English).

For further information on ATAR and assumed knowledge, please view the entry requirements section of this page. 

What are the career opportunities for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts and Science?

A Bachelor of Art and Science degree can lead to many exciting career paths! You could find yourself in a variety of Arts and Sciences settings, including:

  • government
  • non-government roles (ie policy development, administration and advocacy)
  • higher education or private education
  • media and communications
  • arts and culture
  • regulation
  • health 
  • IT
  • research. 
Are flexible study options available?
Universities can offer flexible study options for a Bachelor of Arts and Science. At UniSQ, you can choose to complete this double degree where and when you like, with part-time and online study options available. Discover the different ways you can study at UniSQ.