Program Overview

With such a wide variety of majors in both components on offer, you have the unique ability to tailor your arts/science degree to your specific career aspirations.

In the arts, you can not only choose something as fascinating as archaeology, history or languages to pursue, but the units you choose will also help enhance your skills in  critical thinking, ethical practice, creativity, cultural awareness and effective communication in all its forms.

With so many science majors to choose from, you can follow your passion for discovery, and learn the skills and techniques necessary for solving problems on a local, national or global scale.

You will be taught by lecturers who are active researchers in their fields, who have contributed to breakthroughs in areas as diverse as criminology, archaeology, political science, genetics, neuroscience, forensic science, zoology, and many others.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 31,600



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Bachelor of Arts component

Core Units

12 credit points

Complete 12 credit points from the following units: Candidates who complete WRIT101 as a Core Unit cannot undertake it as a Prescribed Unit in this Course.

  • Foundations of Academic Research (HASS100) – 6 credit points

  • Controversies: Foundations of Critical Social Analysis (HASS101) – 6 credit points

  • The Craft of Academic Writing (WRIT101) – 6 credit points


Bachelor of Science component

Core Units

36 credit points

Core Units will be identified under each of the Majors.

Assumed Knowledge

Any two units of English plus, depending on degree subjects chosen, Chemistry, Mathematics.


Recommended Studies

Biology and/or Physics


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


A combined degree enables career diversification and offers a unique and broad skillset to enhance your employability. Your career direction will likely follow the field of your chosen majors. Because of this degree’s flexibility, your career opportunities are potentially extensive, allowing you to steer your career towards a focused and optimum direction. You will be adaptable in the workplace, and future fit to contribute professionally in a rapidly changing world.

Career outcomes, in both public and private sectors, could include:

  • archaeology

  • creative industries

  • journalism

  • water and land resources

  • national parks and wildlife services

  • computing and information technology

  • geosciences

  • medical technology.

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