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What will I learn?

This combined degree allows students to pursue interests in both the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Physical Sciences.

The Bachelor of Arts component equips students with creative, critical and analytical skills ideal for lifelong learning. The degree offers flexibility in career options and can provide a solid foundation for further studies. The Bachelor of Arts fosters a global perspective and equips students with core work and academic skills as well as the fundamental generic skills insisted on by employers: critical thinking, research capability ethical practice, creativity, independence, autonomy, initiative, innovation, effective communication (oral, written and electronic), presentation skills, teamwork and interpersonal skills, management and planning skills, computer literacy, and cultural awareness.

The Bachelor of Science component provides students with the skills and techniques necessary for solving problems associated with a range of issues. The extensive range of majors available in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, are all underpinned by cutting edge research. In first year students are encouraged to establish a broad science base which allows for flexibility in choosing an appropriate major.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts component advances the accumulation of knowledge and the development of a diverse set of skills essential to the formation of an independent thinker and empowering the individual to create a new future, new career prospects and the ability to meet the challenges of the modern workplace.

The Bachelor of Science component provides exciting career options possible in small to large business, industry, government, teaching and research. Examples include positions in the departments of primary industries, resource management, water and land resources, CSIRO, environmental protection authorities, forestry commissions, national parks and wildlife serviceÕs and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

Course Aims

The course aims to provide students with:

(i) a depth and breadth of knowledge in their chosen areas of study;

(ii) the ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired;

(iii) skills in critical analysis, critical thinking and critical enquiry;

(iv) self-reliance, especially in regards to the acquisition of information, the ability to assess evidence, convey complex ideas and answer complex questions;

Learning Outcomes

BA component: demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines and areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences and apply that knowledge in diverse contexts;

BSc component: demonstrate a coherent understanding of science by articulating the methods of science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry and the role and relevance of science in society;

Approved Majors: Bachelor of Arts component: Ancient History, Archaeology, Australian History, Chinese, Classical Languages, Criminology, English, French, German, History, Human Geography, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian, International History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Physical Geography, Political and International Studies, Psychology, Screen and Media Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing.

Bachelor of Science component: Applied Physics, Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Biodiversity, Botany, Chemistry, Computational Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Geoscience, Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Zoology.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

049931G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (US$ 22,477) per year

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

Start date

1 March 2021

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (4 Years Full-time; Up to 10 years Part-time)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (US$ 22,477) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

1 March 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

A candidate shall:

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

(b) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent; or

(c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent.

Assumed knowledge: any two units of English plus, depending on degree subjects chosen Chemistry, Mathematics.

Recommended studies: Biology and/or Physics.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

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

Pathways options

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About this uni

The average starting salary for students after graduation from the University of New England is AUD 75,000 (The Good Universities Guide 2020).

  • Based in Armidale and Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale