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 codeS2003
Managing facultyScience
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBSc/BGS
CRICOS code083405C
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)

This course has a compulsory overseas study/exchange component - it is the student's responsibility to take this requirement into account when making decisions about their unit choices and study abroad experience. Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.

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 Bachelor of Global Studies component has been designed for students who seek to be leaders in applying their knowledge to these global challenges. The course aims to develop leadership for social change focusing on key capabilities: creativity, teamwork, cross-cultural collaboration, critical thinking, self-learning, analytical writing skills. All core units will enable students to apply their learning in practical and professional 'real life' contexts. The course has a choice of three specialisations: international studies, international relations, or global cultural literacies which includes a language major.Part of these studies are taken overseas at a Monash off-shore campus or at another partner exchange institution.

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 discipline, in preparation for honours or postgraduate study, or for employment in any of the traditional careers for scientists.

Overseas study costs

Students need to be aware that there will be personal financial costs associated with the compulsory overseas study component of this course. Grants may be available but are not guaranteed. Contact Monash AbroadMonash Abroad ( for details.


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:

  • S2000 Bachelor of Science
  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies.

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.

Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 192 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take units above the minimum course requirements 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 exit this course early and apply to graduate with either of the following, provided they have completed at least 144 points of units and satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Global Studies.


Bachelor of Global Studies
Bachelor of Science