Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science

Course Code

12010

Version

10

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

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 level 7) 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 (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

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.

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 level 7).

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 Natural Systems

CH1001:03  Chemistry: A Central Science or CH1011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

Level 3

BA3000:03  Arts Edge

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 , PY, SS, SY and WS

Core Subjects for Majors

Select 6 credit points of level 1 core subjects related to your preferred Science major from the list below.

In first year, select a group of interest - this will determine your major choices.

These are the pre-requisites for the Science majors.

Major

Group #

Level 1 Core subjects related to your major

Aquaculture, Ecology and Conservation, Marine Biology, Zoology

Group 1

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP1)

BZ1001

BZ1004

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry

Group 2

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP2)

Elective

CH1002

Environmental Science, Environmental Marine Geosciences, Geology, Geography

Group 3

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP3)

EV1005

EA1110

Genetics & Genomics

Group 4

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP4)

BM1000 or BZ1001,

CH1002

Mathematics

Group 5

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP5)

MA1000

MA1003

Microbiology

Group 6

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP6)

BM1000 or BZ1001,

HS1000

Physiology and Pharmacology

Group 7

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP7)

AT1210

CH1002

PLUS

Select 3 credit points from level 2 core science skills subjects linked to your Science major from the list below:

Major

Core Skills Subjects Linked to Majors:

Aquaculture

Ecology & Conservation

Marine Biology

Zoology

BZ2001

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Genetics & Genomics

Microbiology

Physiology & Pharmacology

BC2013

Environmental Science

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

Geography

Geology

EV2502

Mathematics

MA2000

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 3 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 27credit points

Special requirements

Nil

ARTS MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

SCHOOL

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Chinese

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Not offered in 2012

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

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 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

Media and Writing

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Screen Studies

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

SCIENCE MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

SCHOOL

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry in Cairns

Chemistry

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry in Cairns

Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

 

Environmental Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

Cairns

Townsville

 

Genetics and Genomics

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry in Cairns

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry in Cairns

Marine Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Microbiology

Townsville

No mid year entry in Cairns

Physiology and Pharmacology

Townsville

No mid year entry

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

12 credit points for Arts major

Nil for Science major

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.