This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0530|
The course provides students with an opportunity to combine studies within the very wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and communications in combination with studies in a number of areas of science. In the arts component of the course, students are encouraged to grasp the opportunity to develop their imaginations and gain a broad understanding of the new ideas and values with which they will be challenged, so that they may become flexible, well-informed graduates who are sophisticated communicators and analytical thinkers. The science component aims to provide a broad, general science education with an emphasis on generic skills, which include numeracy, data analysis and presentation skills, and the capacity to work in teams. Graduates will also have specialist training in at least one science and one arts discipline, in preparation for honours and postgraduate study, or for employment in any of the traditional or emerging careers for arts graduates or scientists.
Upon completion of this course, students will have advanced knowledge and skills in at least one area of each of science and arts. Graduates will have improved life and employment skills including generic skills necessary to critically analyse and communicate ideas and information, and a capacity to apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking to define and analyse problems, and develop effective solutions.
The course comprises minor and major sequences in different areas of study in both arts and science, along with a specified number of electives from each faculty.
Students in this course cannot take units from faculties other than the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science.
Students must complete:
(1.) 96 points of arts units, including:
(a.) an arts major sequence (48 points)
(b.) an arts minor sequence in a different area of study (24 points)
(c.) a level-one arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)
(d.) arts electives at level two or three (12 points)
The Faculty of Arts requires arts studies to be chosen from the arts disciplines outlined at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.
Within the Bachelor of Arts component, a maximum of six level-one arts units (36 points) overall can be taken. In addition, a minimum of three level-three arts units must be taken in the arts major sequence (18 points).
Students must complete:
(2.) 96 points of science units, including:
(a.) a major sequence in a science area of study (48 points)
(b.) a minor sequence in a different science area of study (24 points)
(c.) at least one mathematics or statistics unit from the following:
(d.) SCI2010 Scientific practice and communication
(e.) science electives to complete a total of 96 points of science studies
The Faculty of Science requires science studies to be chosen from the science units listed in the section 'Science areas of study and sequences' in this handbook available via http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html.
Within the Science component, students must complete a minimum of four level-three science units (24 points), and a maximum of six level-one science units (36 points) can be taken overall.
The level-one mathematics/statistics unit taken will depend on the mathematics background and interests as follows:
Students must complete at least five level-one sequences - at least two from the Faculty of Science and three from the Faculty of Arts. These five level-one sequences must be in different areas of study. Only four sequences will be taken in the first year of study and overall no more than 36 points of level-one units may be taken from either faculty.
Students must complete the level one mathematics/statistics requirement if not already completed at stage one, and the core unit SCI2010.
All remaining units will be completed at stages three and four.
Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science after three years, depending on the units studied.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the arts requirements for the double degree course.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science