Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Arts combines practical, numeracy and computer skills with the critical and creative thinking skills, effective communication and problem-solving skills learned from studying the arts and humanities. Studies in science allow you to research problems, interpret data and propose solutions. Studies in the arts will give you the skills to develop arguments, communicate with audiences and influence decision-making. When combined, the skills and knowledge from these two fields can place you in a key position to work with the complex challenges we will face in the future.
- 4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent. The major areas of study in Science include ecology and conservation biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, geology, environment and physical geography. You will also choose one of the majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree
- archaeology and ancient history, English literatures, environmental humanities, French, history, indigenous studies, Italian, Japanese, legal studies, mandarin (non-Chinese background students), Mandarin (character background students), philosophy, photography, politics, science and technology studies, international relations, sociology, Spanish, creative writing, or writing and English literatures. In addition to an arts major, you will choose a minor or a second major from the Bachelor of Arts offerings.
- ecology and conservation biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, geology, environment and physical geography, archaeology and ancient history, English literatures, environmental humanities, French, history, indigenous studies, Italian, Japanese, legal studies, mandarin (non-Chinese background students), Mandarin (character background students), philosophy, photography, politics, science and technology studies, international relations, sociology, Spanish, creative writing, or writing and English literatures.
Standard entry requirements
DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks: Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES Bachelor of Arts: The University assumes students will have studied Any two units of English. Ideally, students will have studied English Advanced. Bachelor of Science: The University assumes students will have studied Mathematics plus any 2 units of Science. Students who have not completed Chemistry and/or Biology at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) are required to pass an approved mathematics subject during their degree. Ideally, students will have studied at least 4 units of Science. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for a specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.
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