What will I learn?

If you have an inquiring mind and are interested in having a positive influence on people’s lives, this could be the degree for you. This double degree combines the knowledge and skills needed for scientific investigation of the natural world with the study of how and why communities and individuals behave the way they do. Through a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, this engaging combination equips graduates for a wide range of careers.

Why study this program?

In the Bachelor of Science component of this double degree, you will study a set of core interdisciplinary Science courses including experimental design, mathematics, biology, chemistry and ecology. These courses provide the basis for strong skills in scientific investigation, including data collection and analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication and also ensure versatile graduates. These skills are highly sort after by employers and applicable to many workplaces both within and outside of the field of Science.

Building on these core Science courses, you will deepen your study of Science by selecting a Science Steam that matches your interests: Biology & Environment, Environment & Heritage, Human & Medical Science, or Multidisciplinary Science. Each Stream ensures in-depth knowledge and skill development through hands-on experience in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the field.

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a unique program that combines elements of psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology. Integrating specialised knowledge developed in these social science disciplines, and with a strong focus on critical psychology, the program forges a connection between traditional psychology and social work. As a graduate, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work with those who may be experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage.

As part of the Behavioural Science component of this degree, you will complete 12 Behavioural Science courses, including an Internship which offers you the chance to apply your theoretical knowledge and to learn a whole lot more in a professional workplace.

Career opportunities

Career paths across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors are diverse and may provide the opportunity to draw on either or both qualifications. Many graduates work in community development and planning, environmental/heritage consultancy, conservation, sustainability, public health, youth work, policy development, corporate liaison, and research.

See individual Science Streams and the Bachelor of Behavioural Science for more career and study information.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,072.00 (19,84,582) per year
Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.