Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
An arts/science degree gives you a combination of knowledge and skills that apply to a range of careers in areas like environmental science, journalism, research, health and business.
Your arts and sciences studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you two distinct majors to combine in a way that reflects your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeology, philosophy and photography, and team them with science areas including environmental geoscience, zoology, genetics, chemistry, physics or microbiology to create your study path.
Through your science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built teaching and research laboratories and will work alongside some of Australia's leading researchers. Our arts subjects also offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.
We offer programs to help you transition from high school to the demands of university, along with volunteer and work experience placements. You'll also have the option to study with one of our student exchange partners, gaining credit towards your degree while overseas.
You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group B for more details.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;
TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;
TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;
Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;
or approved international equivalent.
Graduates are likely to find work in areas such as science communication and editing, or policy and regulation, as well as a wide range of other career possibilities in line with chosen subjects/majors.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain the students' personal property.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 094980C