Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Develop your interdisciplinary expertise to build a career that navigates the intersection of scientific research and the legal system. You will explore the contributions of science and law to fields including environmental law and bioethics. Benefit from hands-on experience in real-world scientific research in locations such as the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, along with professional placements the legal industry. Graduates of this course are eligible for admission to practise law in Queensland.

5 Stars

for median graduate salary Good Universities Guide 2023, UG Science

Transferable skills

Expand employability opportunities through elevated thinking

Five stars

for learner engagement Good Universities Guide 2023, UG Science


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


5 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.5

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311541
  • 321541

Course detail

Real stories

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    Akari Fellows

    Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

    I plan to specialise in marine science and what better place to study that than JCU, which is a leader in marine science. Also, the law degree has great connections with the legal profession and I'm very interested to gain valuable experience in a law firm. The experience could take me anywhere in the world.

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    Associate Professor Louise Floyd

    Lecturer, Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

    With world-leading marine biologists; award-winning scientists; & lawyers respected by Australia’s legal profession, JCU BSciLLB is a great choice for students seeking a challenge. Medical negligence expertise; the law on robots & work; forensic criminology & environmental law are just some of the doors that may open.

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    William Evans

    Commercial Litigation Partner - Connolly Suthers Lawyers

    JCU Science and Law graduates have skills that are very transferable. The analytical and report-writing skills developed through this joint degree help graduates in their approach to complex problems that are regularly presented within the legal industry.