University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Course code/s: SZAS

Course Details
Location Bundoora
Course code SZAS
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester, please see defined course structures Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts)
Course coordinator Mrs Anna Morris
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 094980C
Course duration 4.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 540 credit points
Exchange opportunity Yes
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF here
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course description

This double degree is designed to allow students to pursue their areas of interest in both Science and Arts. Course coordinators are available to assist students in designing programs to meet their individual interests. Students must satisfy the requirements of the individual degrees and establish at least one major area of study in both Science and Arts, by taking a sequence as outlined in the requirements for a Major under the Bachelor of Science (SBSC) and Bachelor of Arts (ABA) single degrees.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage.

Course intended learning outcomes

The course intended learning outcomes for these degrees can be viewed through the individual handbook pages Bachelor of Science (SBSC) and Bachelor of Arts (ABA).

Course structure

This double degree is of four and a half years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 540 credit points overall. Students may complete this double degree in four years as part of an accelerated study program.

Note: LTU0AIM (Academic Integrity Module) is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete online at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

ABS0WOM (Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education) is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

First year

  • Core subjects (120 credit points)
  • 60 credit points in arts
  • 60 credit points in science

Second year

  • Core subjects (180 credit points)
  • 90 credit points in arts
  • 90 credit points in science

Third year

  • Core subjects (180 credit points)
  • 90 credit points in arts
  • 90 credit points in science

Elective subjects

The 60 elective credit points can be chosen from subjects at any year level and in any discipline offered by the University, subject to the following restrictions:

  • the maximum number of first-year level credit points is 180, and the minimum number of third-year level credit points is 180
  • a minimum of one major in one arts discipline must be taken where a major is 30 credit points in first year, 45 in second year and 45 in third year
  • normally, the maximum load permitted in any one semester is 75 credit points

Please note: Some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.


Suitably qualified students may be eligible to undertake an Honours year, which will require an additional full-time year of study. Honours may be undertaken in either Arts or Science.


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