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  • Objectives
    This combined course enables students to pursue studies in a variety of contemporary themes such as the body, the environment, science policy and practice, and others. Students may combine major sequences such as public relations/chemistry, philosophy/mathematics, sociology/biology, environmental science/journalism. Refer to S320 and A300 for specific Campus of offer.
  • Entry requirements
    Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. A small number of fee-paying places may be available in this course. Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. 2008 Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites are Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (any), and 20 in mathematics (any) and one of biology, chemistry or physics. 2009 Pre-requisite: Pre-requisites are units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (any). Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
    A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.

    * The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    This combined course offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation.  The types of opportunities available will depend on the major sequences taken within the course.  For information on career outcomes for this combined course see the entries for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.  This course allows you to explore the relationships between various areas of study, combining them in innovative ways to prepare yourself for a career in areas like sports psychology, policy development and implementation to human services and in the various science fields.  For information on career outcomes for this combined course see the entries for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce.


    Course rules
    Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science must be satisfied.

    Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Science portion of the degree a minimum of 4 credit points must be completed at level 3, 4 compulsory Professional Practice units, and at least one 8 credit point science major sequence and minor study as described under course S320 Bachelor of Science must also be completed.

    Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Arts portion of the degree a minimum of 4 credit points must be completed at level 3 and a major sequence as described under course A300 Bachelor of Arts must also be completed.
    Students are not permitted to enrol in units from another faculty (other than psychology and mathematics which are classed as arts grouped).

    All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.

    See course entry for Bachelor of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of Science (S320).


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.


    Admission requirements - specific

    Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. A small number of fee-paying places may be available in this course.

     Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent.

    2008 Pre-requisite:
    Pre-requisites are Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (any), and 20 in mathematics (any) and one of biology, chemistry or physics.

    2009 Pre-requisite:
    Pre-requisites are units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (any).

    Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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