La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

An arts/science degree builds your knowledge and skills across creative and technical areas to expand your career prospects in fields such as environmental science, humanities, research, health and social sciences. Your arts and science studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you the opportunity to explore topics from both disciplines that reflect your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeological and heritage studies or philosophy and combine these with studies in scientific areas such as botany, microbiology, data science, zoology and more. Throughout your arts and science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built teaching and research facilities and work alongside some of Australia's leading educators. Subjects across both our arts and science disciplines offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.


  • To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, students must complete 480 credit points in total consisting of: 240 credit points of Arts coded subjects, of which: 120 credit points major subjects and 120 second major or minor and/or elective subjects 240 credit points of Science coded subjects, of which: 60 core credit points
  • 120 credit points major subjects and 60 credit points minor and/or elective subjects


  • Majors Include: Aboriginal Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Cybersecurity
  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies Advanced
  • Chinese Studies Beginners
  • Chinese Studies Extension
  • Chinese Studies Intermediate
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies
  • Crop Science
  • Data Science
  • Digital Media
  • Ecology
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Ethics and Social Justice
  • French Studies Advanced
  • French Studies Beginners
  • French Studies Extension
  • French Studies Intermediate
  • Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies
  • Genetics
  • Greek Studies Advanced
  • Greek Studies Beginners
  • Greek Studies Extension
  • Greek Studies Intermediate
  • Hindi Studies Beginners
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • Human Physiological Sciences
  • International Studies
  • Italian Studies Advanced
  • Italian Studies Beginners
  • Italian Studies Extension
  • Italian Studies Intermediate
  • Japanese Studies Advanced
  • Japanese Studies Beginners
  • Japanese Studies Intermediate
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychological Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies Advanced
  • Spanish Studies Beginners
  • Spanish Studies Extension
  • Spanish Studies Intermediate
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability and Development
  • Visual Cultures
  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - Other - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Equivalent to VCE English 20 - Successful completion of a Certificate IV or equivalent.
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - (6.0 < 6.0) (UG standard/minimum) - 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $156,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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