Science and Arts - S2006

Science and Arts

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Combining science with studies in arts, humanities or social sciences provides you with powerful communication and critical thinking skills coupled with a strong technological or scientific base.

This double degree course offers over 60 study areas to select from. It will prepare you for life after study with a truly unique set of skills and experience.

If you're uncertain about which areas of study you like best, our experienced course advisors will help you plan a course of study to keep your options open and your future secure.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Science, and
  • the Bachelor of Arts.


You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.


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.


Job opportunities are extremely diverse and may include work in research institutes and industry fields related to technology, production, environment, agriculture, minerals and resources. These industries value employers with sound scientific knowledge and the ability to communicate strategies, policies and findings to the public.

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At a glance

ATAR

85 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
75 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Course Handbook

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"Our scientists are quite simply leaders in their fields. They might be astronomers or biologists working on climate change or Antarctica. These people are actually here, lecturing to the students and they are keen to develop their teaching and mentoring skills." - Dr Gerry Rayner, Senior lecturer in Ecolo

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

85 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
75 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (Any), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology

IB subjects

English
At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
One of Biology (any), Chemistry (any), Geography (any), Mathematics SL, Further Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, Physics (any) or Psychology (any)

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in one unit of mathematics or science.

VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require an average result of at least 60%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require an average result of at least 70%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates: To be considered, applicants with science-based certificate IV level studies will require average results of at least 80%. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

VTAC Personal Statement Compulsory: Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in one unit of mathematics or science.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

VTAC Personal Statement Compulsory: Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in one unit of mathematics or science.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

VTAC Personal Statement Compulsory: Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement.

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course. Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course.

If you don't meet the published requirements for entry, you may want to consider one of the Pathway options.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code S2006

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8350

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$35,500

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.