Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Arts.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

S2006

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BSc/BA

CRICOS code

003968G

Managing faculty

Science

Partner faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

S2006 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

By combining science with studies in arts, humanities or social sciences this double degree course provides you with powerful communication and critical thinking skills coupled with a strong technological or scientific base.

It offers over 60 study areas to select from. You might pair criminology with chemistry and take human rights or pharmacology as a minor and focus on forensic science, or human geography combined with ecology and conservation biology for a career in the environmental sector. If your focus is more towards the life sciences, you might consider combining psychology with politics and take minors in bioethics or developmental biology and language studies. The choice is yours.

If you're uncertain about which areas of study you like best, our course advisors will help you plan a course of study.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Science

S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to several science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Science listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

Arts

A2000 Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

Part B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Science (including all the requirements in Part A and Part B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Arts (including all of the requirements in Part A and Part B for single degree.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-s2006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts 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 must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Arts degree.