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What will I learn?

Studying arts and physics will teach you an understanding of the world, ourselves and the universe in which we live, following an approach based on evidence. You will also learn foundational knowledge in many traditional areas of study including history, literature, languages and philosophy and the disciplines of social sciences: cultural studies, sociology and politics.

The Bachelor of Science (Physics) – Bachelor of Arts combines the practical, numeracy and computer skills of science with the critical and creative thinking skills and effective communication and problem solving skills learned from studying the arts and humanities. It will teach you a diverse skill set and equip you with all of which are required for high achievement in a range careers.

This degree

You will choose one major in the Bachelor of Arts degree: Archaeology and Ancient History, English Literatures, Environmental Humanities, French, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mandarin (Non-Chinese Background Students), Mandarin (Character Background Students), Philosophy, Photography, Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Spanish, Creative Writing, or Writing and English Literatures, as well as a minor from the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

The Bachelor of Science (Physics) has a prescribed set of core subjects, as well as electives.

Why choose this course

Studying a double degree at UOW allows you to tailor a course specifically to your interests: you can choose the direction your program takes. Our double degree in arts and physics builds on our expertise in the humanities, and our strong research base in science.

At UOW, you will learn from experts who head international committees and edit journals that have worldwide circulation, who are exploring sociopolitical issues in health, science and technology, law and the environment and who research the vibrancy of language and its origins, or the cultural impact of an electronic culture.

Career opportunities

Archiving and Librarianship
Art & Design

Business Development & Administration
Community & Social Services

Government Policy

Healthcare Policy & Management
Heritage Specialist

Human Resources
Information Technology & Design
Social Policy
Translation & Interpreting

Legal Work
Marketing & Advertising
Media & Publishing
Production and Management
Tourism and Hospitality

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,536.00 (20,64,686) per year
AUD $168,912 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $18,768

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

12 June 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

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


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students