Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code0530
Managing facultyScience
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA/BSc
CRICOS code003968G
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT

The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Arts: Tel 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address:

Science: telephone +61 3 9905 4604, email or visit


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


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 science disciplines. 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.


Students must complete 96 points from the Faculty of Arts and 96 points from the Faculty of Science as outlined in the following single degrees:

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • S2000 Bachelor of Science.

Refer to the single degrees for all information and requirements for this double-degree course.

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

In the arts component of this double degree students may select arts units:

  • from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus and have timetabling implications
  • offered in off-campus mode (Note: The number of off-campus units permitted for international students is limited).

Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 192 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take additional units can only enrol on a single unit (non-award) basis (full-fee) with the approval of the faculty.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science or arts, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science or arts requirements for the single degree. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with Science Student Services regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.

Alternative exit(s)

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 must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the single 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 arts requirements for the single degree .


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science