Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science

Course Code

12010

Version

9

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B and Chemistry for all science majors except:

Physics major - English, Maths B, Chemistry and Physics or Maths C

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

The course shall include 48 credit points of Arts and Social Sciences subjects and 48 credit points of Science subjects.

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Level 1

BA1001:03  Time, Truth and the Human Condition

BA1002:03  Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

SC1101:03  Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03  Systems Modelling and Visualisation

PLUS

CH1001:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

or

CH1011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

Level 3

BA3000:03  Level 3 Core Subject

Options

Select 9 credit points of level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

Arts and Social Sciences subjects include the following prefixes:

AN, AR, AY, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, PL, PT, PY, SS, SY and WS

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified AT, BM, BZ, CH, CO, EA, EV, HS, MA, MB, PH or PP level 1 subjects

AT1210:03  Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology

BM1000:03  Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BZ1001:03  Fundamentals of Biology

BZ1003:03  Introduction to Plant Science

BZ1004:03  The Diversity of Animal Life

CH1002:03  Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CH1012:03  Molecular Chemistry

CP1200:03  Introduction to Programming 1

CP1500:03  Conceptual Modelling

EA1110:03  Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03  Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1006:03  Dynamic Futures: Culture, Environment, Resources

HS1000:03  Epidemiology

MA1000:03  Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

MA1401:03  Statistics and Data Analysis 1

MB1110:03  Introductory Marine Science

PH1001:03  Preparatory Physics

PH1002:03  Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe

PH1005:03  Advanced Stream Physics

PH1007:03  Fundamental Physics

PP1201:03  Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology

PLUS

Select an Arts major from the table below

PLUS

Select a Science major from the table below

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 3 Science subjects

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single Arts major plus single Science major

Credit points in major

Arts major is 18 credit points

Science major is 30 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

ARTS MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Chinese

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Communication and Cinema

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Criminology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

English

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

French Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

French Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

German

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

History

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Italian

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Journalism

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Public Relations

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first and second years available in Cairns

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Chemistry

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

 

Environmental Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Genetics and Genomics

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Hydrology and Water Resources

Cairns

Townsville

 

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Marine Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Microbiology

Townsville

 

Natural Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

 

Pharmacology

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Physics

Townsville

 

Physiology

Townsville

 

Plant Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Both majors shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in either Arts or Science as an additional year of study.

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.