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Bachelors of Science / Arts

Overview

Equip yourself for success in a rapidly changing world by choosing your own portfolio of arts and science specialisations.

From Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies through to Zoology, this four-year dual degree program offers you one of the widest possible ranges of majors and courses across science and the arts. You can structure your program within each degree component to include majors in your area of interest and a range of electives.

For example, foreign language studies can be combined with an area of interest in science, providing employment opportunities with companies targeting foreign markets. Or you may want to select various computational and environmental studies with an Australian focus, to satisfy a passion to address local climate issues and food security.

Adding to the almost infinite list of study choices is the option to undertake a concurrent diploma in Languages or Music Performance alongside your bachelor's program. And when you graduate, you may also have the opportunity to progress into honours in science or arts. 

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
731501
Program Code
2109
AQF
Level 7
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43792 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
QTAC Code
731501
Program Code
2109
CRICOS Code
013827E
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • If you're curious to learn, a dual degree allows you to explore endless opportunities and get ready for almost any possible future.
  • Choose from more than 80 study areas across the sciences, humanities, languages and more.
  • Graduate with high-level creative and analytical abilities that will help you excel in a range of fields.

44 in the world for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

Why choose science at UQ

Majors

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Community engagement officer
  • Museum administrator
  • Heritage consultant
  • Materials scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Quantitative researcher
  • Marine research officer
  • Language teacher
  • Mine geologist
  • Climate change adviser

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Humanities, culture and social sciences (undergraduate)

$56K–$60K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematical Methods plus one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science.

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
107928

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Science/BArts for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median5 / 925 / 93
Lowest10 / 7910 / 79

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

915%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
4676.67%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5<5

International students

<5<5

Total

60100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Science/Arts are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors and minors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Gain a deep understanding of Indigenous perspectives on everyday life in Australia and major social, economic and political events in Australia's history.

You'll also learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers from Indigenous communities.

Graduates typically work in a broad range of roles with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, like education, community development, public health, government and advocacy.

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Ancient History

Discover and learn about the achievements of ancient cultures which still influence ideas and institutions today.

Courses span the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, and focus on important individuals, ideas and events.

Graduates find fascinating careers that require researching, writing and presentation skills – particularly with a wide breadth of historical knowledge.

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Ancient History/History

Examine the art, literature, religion, philosophy and social customs of early Mediterranean cultures through to cultures of the Middle Ages and beyond, including modern Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

Given the lasting influence of ancient ideas and institutions, the study of Ancient History helps to provide a basis for deeper understanding of modern society.

Graduates pursue roles in museums, publishing, media, international agencies, public and government sector here and overseas.

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Anthropology

Delve into a diversity of cultures in all their complexity and richness.

You'll discover how cultural traditions continue and change over time, informing human beliefs and behaviour.

Graduates usually work in roles that require an understanding of diversity and cultural difference, with positions likely in government departments, Aboriginal Land Councils and consultancy firms.

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Archaeological Science

Archaeologists are increasingly using scientific approaches to their work.

In this major, you'll study core electives that examine areas like geography, earth sciences, biology and psychology, while developing skills in scientific reasoning.

Future work includes positions in museums, cultural centres and agencies, law enforcement, government departments, educational and research institutions.

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Archaeology

Learn first-hand about archaeological methods and techniques, including field survey and excavation, materials analysis and how to interpret archaeological collections and sites.

You'll develop unique skills for careers with museums, cultural centres and agencies, law enforcement, government departments and educational and research institutions.

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Art History

See the world through different eyes and understand the evolving values of visual cultures by using a range of different approaches.

You'll develop strong visual literacy and gain a broad knowledge of art traditions.

Employment lies in private galleries and public art institutions, or you could become an arts writer, curator, education officer or registrar.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Explore and understand the chemical basis of life with this fascinating major relevant to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Career paths lead to some the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies to specific positions in research.

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Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

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Biomedical Science

Learn how to not only diagnose medical conditions, but also research better ways to treat, cure and prevent them with this major, which allows you to choose from specialised electives.

Graduates can find positions within industry, government, not-for-profit organisations or academia.

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Biophysics (Dual Major)

Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry.

As a student in this major, you'll study core courses that cover areas like physics, chemistry, neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry and structural biology.

Graduates gain interdisciplinary training, which means you can adapt to a variety of working environments, from universities and research centres to industry and government.

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Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of chemical science, which exploits the strong connections between chemistry and the biological sciences, materials sciences and nano-science.

As a graduate, you can find careers in pharmaceutical and medical research, biotechnology, materials manufacturing or research and development.

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Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major.

You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever-changing world.

This major leads to a broad range of career opportunities such as environmental, analytical and research chemists, or roles in private companies, councils, state and federal governments.

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Chinese

Learning Chinese opens a window to understanding China's culture, way of life and how the nation now plays an increasingly active role in world affairs.

There are separate majors for native speakers of Mandarin and other Chinese dialects.

Many students study Chinese alongside courses in business, education, tourism, engineering, information technology, politics, leading to careers in various fields.

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Chinese Translation and Interpreting

Understand how Chinese culture influences the meaning of written and spoken texts, and how to take culture into consideration when translating or interpreting.

You'll also learn about key issues in translation and interpreting ethics.

Gain the foundations to build a future career as an interpreter or a translator in diplomacy, law, education, business, politics, health, education and academia.

Please note that this major is designed for students who are native Chinese speakers.

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Classical Languages

Learn reading and writing skills in classical Greek and Latin, two of the oldest languages in the world, which will give you a better understanding other European languages, ideas, cultures and societies.

Take your talents into careers in government, publishing and editing, cultural centres, education or academia.

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Computational Sc and Biochem & Molecular Biol (Dual Major)

Explore the overlapping fields of biochemistry and molecular biology in a dual major that will teach you how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and much more.

You can find work in computational modelling in a range of industries, or work as a research biochemist or molecular biologist in pharmaceutical development laboratories in universities or research institutes.

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Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to improving world health with this challenging yet rewarding dual major.

As part of your study, you'll learn why and how processing large amounts of data and creating accurate models is essential to understanding human health and disease.

A major in Biomedical Science is an established pathway for graduate entry to the Doctor of Medicine and other health programs. Combined with computational modelling, you can forge a career in diagnostic or research laboratories; biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and government departments.

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Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)

Like to use powerful supercomputers to better understand and predict the structures and reactivities of molecules?

In this dual major, you'll learn how to perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and develop skills to solve real challenges in the chemical sciences.

This dual major can lead to careers in government or advisory organisations, research and/or inventor where you will apply your theoretical expertise and innovation to complex problems and the creation of new technologies.

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Computational Science and Computer Science (Dual Major)

Discover and learn more with this dual major that provides insights into the science of computers, as well as science with computers.

You'll also examine areas including software, information systems and management, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.

Career paths lead to roles within the health and scientific industries, retail industries, government sectors.

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Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)

How does the biosphere respond to the effects of human activity?

With this dual major you can create computer programs to better help environmental management, and develop new skills to solve major problems in ecology.

Career paths can lead to roles in computational modelling in a range of industries such as government, private sector, environmental impact assessment consultancies or postgraduate study.

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Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)

Be involved in just some of the processes leading to exciting discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology.

You could also contribute to solving significant challenges in genetics.

Combined with computational modelling graduates can find work in industries ranging from ecology and genome research, diagnostic or research laboratories to medicine and agriculture.

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Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)

Learn how to plan for sustainable futures in both natural and built environments with this compelling dual major.

You'll cover climate change and its major effects, such as water scarcity and the planet's loss of biodiversity.

This dual major sees graduates in high demand for roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation, ecotourism, planning the delivery of human services, environmental consultancy, environmental monitoring and pollution control, teaching and research, meteorology and Geographic Information Systems.

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Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)

There are many aspects to this dual major. They include understanding how advanced modelling techniques can ensure the responsible use of natural resources, and how quantitative analysis of scientific problems with computers can solve geological issues.

Career paths can lead to analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies, as international contractors, or in government or research agencies as geoscientists, hydrologists, geophysicists, or environmental planners.

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Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)

UQ has the largest marine research facilities of any Australian tertiary institution.

This dual major lets you combine the exploration and understanding of unique marine environments with learning state-of-the-art technologies.

Graduates can seek job opportunities in engineering and consulting companies, fishing and aquaculture industries, food technology, marine parks, ecotourism, marine resource development, marine science institutes, museums, oil companies, pharmacology, teaching, universities and wildlife conservation.

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Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)

Imagine if you could predict the behaviour of financial markets, or simulate the origins of our universe?

Anything's possible as you learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, and perform quantitative analysis of scientific challenges using computers.

This dual major leads to a broad range of career opportunities in operational research or financial mathematics in banking, finance, insurance and risk management, and in industries such as environmental, physical and biomedical sciences, engineering, defence, teaching, research, animation, or transport and logistics.

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Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)

Microbiology continues to pose big questions for science, with many answers now found by being able to analyse large amounts of data.

In this dual major, you'll learn how sophisticated computers can help explain the almost invisible world of microscopic living organisms.

Graduates typically work in universities, biotechnology companies, and agricultural, medical and veterinary institutes, the food and beverage industry, hospitals or government agencies.

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Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to the fields of nanotechnology, quantum technology and bio-photonics by undertaking this dual major.

The skills you learn and develop could provide new insights into a range of physics problems.

Career paths can lead to roles within education, finance, engineering, computing, government research and management, science communication, the health and medical sector.

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Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)

The study of plant science contributes to areas of major importance, including sustainable food, global warming and alternative fuels.

With this dual major, the natural world meets computer power to unearth new scientific solutions.

You will be in demand by employers such as universities, government departments, research institutes, laboratories, seed companies, mining companies, nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants.

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Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)

Can computers understand how the brain creates and retrieves memories?

Learn about developing realistic mathematical models and simulations using computers which can provide answers to a broad range of questions in psychology.

A combination of computational science and psychology studies provides a competitive edge in professions such as human resources, mental health, counselling and corrective services.

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Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)

Learn from history to shape the future.

This dual major teaches how statistics can help us better understand and deal with chance and uncertainty through the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical information.

You will be in high demand in business, industry and government, working in quality control, and product development and improvement. There are also excellent employment opportunities in many scientific, medical, environmental, defence and agricultural agencies.

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Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)

Climate change could affect animal evolution and diversity.

Take more than a stand on the issue by taking on this dual major and developing skills which address and provide answers to world problems in zoology.

Graduates can seek roles in laboratories, government, national parks, museums, zoos and conservation authorities, with medical laboratories and in education institutions.

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Computer Science

Computer scientists discover and develop new ways for computers to operate.

As a field, Computer Science predates modern computing, and encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. 

Career paths can lead to employment in health and scientific industries, retail industries, finance and commerce sectors and government sectors.

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Criminology

Become a student in this major and you'll train in social research methods, learn how to study crime and its regulation and discover how criminology draws on sociology, psychology and anthropology.

Graduates can pursue careers in policing, security and intelligence, corrective services, social policy and research.

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Drama

Encounter the spectrum of theatre practice through time and across cultures, from antiquity to today and most stages in between.

This major will help you understand the performances you see, and those you might want to make.

Graduates typically pursue creative roles within the arts sector like performing, directing, playwriting, writing and reviewing.

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Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology. Field trips are also an important part of this major.

Graduates typically work for government departments and agencies, private industry, community and non-government organisations.

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Economics

Economics is the science of decision making.

Undertake this advanced major and you'll understand how economics, globalisation, development and sustainability shape the availability of resources in today's societies.

Graduates are highly employable across private and public sectors, agencies, international organisations, consultancies, companies and utilities.

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English

Gain a deeper insight into the English-speaking world and English-language culture.

This major combines courses from English literature, media, film and television studies.

Graduates typically work in education as school teachers, heads of department, education advisers and student mentors.

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English as an International Language

Further your knowledge of how English is used in intercultural settings and globalised workplaces.

You'll gain a specialisation in English and better understand the complex relationship between language, culture and identity,

Skilled graduates are sought after by international and multinational companies for positions in development, marketing, management and trade.

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English Literature

Develop your enjoyment of reading and refine your analytical skills by examining some of the world's major English-language novels and works.

Discover the different ways that people from different times have lived, thought, argued, felt and imagined.

Career paths lead to opportunities in education, government and arts administration, arts policy, communications, festivals and marketing.

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Film and Television Studies

Gain a broad appreciation of how film and TV are both major commercial industries and artistic forms, and have the option of taking practical courses in screenwriting, video production and more.

Graduate opportunities include careers in education, festivals and events, publicity, marketing, film culture, screen corporations and film distributors.

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Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)

Take a scientific approach to the study of food. You'll learn every aspect of the food system, from farming, processing and distribution to how food is selected, consumed and affects our health.

Food is the largest industry in the world, so graduates can work almost anywhere in nutrition, food science and technology, education, research and development.

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Food Science and Technology

Help develop improved food products for the world's growing population.

Food science and technology is a highly interdisciplinary field that teaches you about the physical, microbiological and chemical make-up of food, and how to apply this knowledge.

Graduates can gain employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries, or develop new foods, processes and packaging to optimise food quality.

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French

Immerse yourself in French language and culture.

Courses in this major cover language skills and offer knowledge about some of the major historical, social, literary and philosophical movements in the Francophone world.

Many graduates use their language competency to enhance employability in fields such as business, education, tourism and politics.

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Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists are using genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

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Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

Blending theory with real-world experience, you’ll learn to apply geographical information science (GIS) software and remote-sensing technologies for data analysis, data modelling and developing map visualisations.

We broaden your critical-thinking and teach you how to apply GIS to solve key environmental, societal or planning issues faced in today’s modern world.

You’ll be equipped to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation.

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Geography

Become actively involved in addressing issues like climate change and population growth as you develop your understanding of the relationship between natural systems and social systems.

Roles for graduates include areas like natural resource management, wildlife conservation, ecotourism, transport and planning.

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Geological Sciences

Learn scientific techniques to sustainably manage the Earth’s minerals, energy sources or natural resources.

You’ll learn how remote-sensing technologies and geographical information science (GIS) software are used for field mapping, data analysis, and data modeling.

Study mineral and rock analysis, economic geology, mining geology, energy resources, environmental geology, marine geology, palaeobiology or geochemistry. You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, fieldwork, and specialised seminars.

You’ll be equipped to kick-start your career in the mining sector, natural resource management, and exploration for energy resources or environmental planning with engineering companies.

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German

Learn about German language, history and culture, and gain an overview of significant events, trends, places and people in German speaking countries at the heart of modern Europe.

Developing competence in speaking, reading and writing German can improve career outcomes in fields such as business, engineering and law.

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History

History is an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.

As a student, you'll gain an understanding of cause and consequence, and change and continuity, as you learn what informs people and their attitudes, motivations and prejudices.

Your major can lead to work that requires researching, writing and presentation skills. This includes roles in museums, publishing and international agencies.

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Indonesian

Get to know one of Australia's closest neighbours in this major covering Indonesian history, politics, culture and society.

Learn why Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia, has been identified as one of the crucial language skills needed for future Australian growth.

As Indonesia plays a bigger role in our region, this major is beneficial for careers in business, tourism, law, mining and other fields.

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International Relations

Equip yourself with the theoretical and practical tools to analyse and evaluate events and issues in world politics.

International relations provides an in-depth understanding of the nature and exercise of power in world politics; the origins, constitution and development of the international system; how ideas shape order, justice and security; Australia's role in global affairs, the interplay between domestic, international and transnational politics, and a diverse range of state and non-state actors

Graduates of this major will be global citizens, intellectually open and flexible, aware of and sensitive to cultural difference, and motivated to make positive change through global engagement.

Choose from courses about foreign policy, terrorism and insurgency, human rights and foreign policies.

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Italian

This major focuses on the culture, art, music, architecture and literature of Italy.

Study includes language courses from beginner to advanced levels, as well as content-based courses (mostly in Italian).

Graduate opportunities include careers in education, translation/interpreting, hospitality and tourism, international politics and diplomacy.

Italian is available cross-institutionally at Griffith University. Details of courses are available on the Griffith University website. To study an Italian course, visit the Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance to submit your application.

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Japanese

Broaden the scope of your personal, social and professional networks when you learn about Japanese language and culture, including the different levels of politeness and contextually appropriate expressions used in Japan.

Many students study Japanese alongside courses like business, education and tourism to broaden their career opportunities in these fields.

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Journalism and Mass Communication

Gain the knowledge vital for exciting careers in media and related professions.

Courses cover the study of journalism and other forms of public communication, along with global journalism, mass communication and digital media.

Career opportunities can be found in arts, business, government and business, marketing, communications or public relations.

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Korean

Come to understand different ways of thinking about and appreciating Korea's diverse history and rich culture.

There are speaking and writing courses, along with teachings about Korean films, TV dramas, internet culture and even pop songs.

Many students also undertake other courses in various fields where their major in Korean can a prove a future career asset, like business, education and tourism.

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Legal Education Studies

Legal Education Studies prepares students to teach Legal Studies in Secondary Schools.

This senior syllabus area examines the interface of law and society, providing an understanding of the legal system and its protection of individual rights in line with obligations and responsibilities. 

This area of study includes a variety of courses dealing with legal foundations - Criminal, Civil and Business Law, International Law and Human Rights Law.

Elective courses include Offender Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention. 

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Linguistics

Discover what language is, how we learn and use it, and how it varies and changes across social and historical contexts.

Courses examine the sounds of language, words, sentences and meaning, and the complex interactions between them.

Linguistics leads to careers in areas as diverse as engineering and artificial intelligence, software engineering, health sciences, education, law and publishing.

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Marine Biology (Extended Major)

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

A Marine Biology major can lead to work in research and education, aquaculture industries, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

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Marine Science

Dive into the scientific study of our oceans and coastal habitats.

Courses cover areas such as ecology, genetics and plant biology, zoology, marine invertebrates and coral reefs.

Marine scientists work in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

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Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

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Media and Digital Cultures

Broaden your future horizons with this major.

Focus on the ubiquity of digital media technologies in our lives, the role of media in cultural life, the emergence of digital media industries and technologies, and much more.

Learn about different forms of media like television and news, the emergence of digital media industries and technologies, and the cultural formations characteristic of media-dense digital societies.

Graduates often go on to careers in events, marketing media and communications fields.

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Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

Microbiology can open up careers in research with universities and biotechnology companies, medical and veterinary institutes, along with roles in forensics, biosecurity and quarantine.

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Music

Develop knowledge about the many social and historical meanings of music.

You'll also better appreciate its written and aural complexities, and approach the study of Western music in an engaging way.

Career opportunities can be found in becoming a professional musician, in education, festivals and events, arts administration, publishing, media and writing.

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Philosophy

Philosophy will introduce you to key ideas in areas including epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics.

The purpose of philosophy is to learn how to evaluate theories and arguments, how to construct your own arguments and how to communicate ideas in a clear and powerful way.

Through your studies, you'll develop and use analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills, which can be used in endless careers and roles. You'll also study the philosophy of areas like art, science, education and politics, and learn about different research methods and analysis, which you'll use across your degree.

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Physics

Undertake this major and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices. The flexibility is yours.

The analytical and problem-solving skills you develop can take you into sectors including education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

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Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: global warming and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You could provide solutions through the study of ecology, evolution and conservation, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology.

Use your knowledge to become a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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Political Science

Examine the contemporary ideas, ideologies and theories that shape political decision-making.

You'll learn about various approaches to cooperation and conflict resolution, and gain a better understanding of political processes.

Careers can be found in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, government and policy, international development and humanitarian and community services.

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Popular Music and Technology

Make a major out of understanding how popular music has the power to uplift, stimulate, comfort, motivate and communicate.

Learn to express yourself through writing and music production, and become technically equipped for changing music making environments.

Graduates often find work in teaching, music production, broadcasting and audio engineering.

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Professional Writing and Communication

Gain the professional communication skills necessary for contemporary workplaces.

Study topics including multimedia storytelling and production, media design, public relations writing, and editing and publishing practices. 

This major will prepare you for careers that require clear writing and creative communication in print or digital formats.

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Psychology

Enjoy the study variety of this large discipline that covers topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields a diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

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Public Health

Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health in communities.

What you learn can take you into roles in public and global health, health research, policy and professional practice, such as law and ethics.

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Public Policy

Learn how to influence the forces that inform and shape Australian governance and public policy.

You'll gain the skills needed through courses like Australian politics, Indigenous politics and policy, political communication, development and democracy.

Use your analytical abilities for careers within the public, private and community sectors, with roles including policy adviser, policy maker and lobbyist.

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Russian

In this major you'll learn how Russian society has changed over centuries.

You will develop an appreciation of Russian literature, drama and film, and master a language spoken by 200 million people.

Develop competence in skills which can lead to careers in business, education and law, or various other fields.

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Sociology

See the world in new ways by examining every aspect of human social life.

Learn how we are shaped by education, socioeconomic status, religion, gender and ethnicity, and understand how to analyse social problems and issues.

Many graduates secure roles in the public and private sectors as policy analysts, researchers, policy advisers, project managers and social workers.

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Spanish

Become fluent in a language spoken by 400 million people worldwide.

Courses also cover Latin American thinking, European film and how Spanish has become the official language for major international bodies like the United Nations and World Bank.

Mastering a world language like Spanish will enhance future career opportunities if you're also studying business, education, engineering and other fields.

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Sports Studies

Take a different view of sport, activity and leisure from sociological, historical, economic and psychological perspectives.

You'll understand the role and importance of sport, and how different social factors can influence motivation and participation.

The career fields are diverse, and include journalism, management, PR and marketing, public health, education and psychology.

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Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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Studies in Religion

Religion is a major force in every part of the world, and it continues to shape societies across the globe.

This major will lead you to reflect on and understand religious traditions, questions and values. Studies in Religion offers a critical, multi-disciplinary approach to a range of faiths and spiritual experiences.

Future work areas include education and academia, health and social welfare, law and justice, or even broadcasting.

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Writing

Develop a fundamental and substantial understanding of how language works in words, sentences, paragraphs and documents.

You'll also learn strategies for designing, structuring, writing and revising to be a creative or a corporate writer, or simply a better writer in general.

Writing skills are always in demand. Graduates have found work as journalists, teachers, editors, ghost-writers, publishers and playwrights.

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Zoology

This major offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

Zoology offers a large number of career options, ranging from field-based conservation work to biomedical research with medical laboratories and education institutions.

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Minors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Gender Studies

This involving and thought-provoking minor brings together ideas about women’s lives, their status around the world and contradictions found in gender relations and sexualities.

Graduates have the opportunity to take on roles that advance social justice and the status of women and girls, or work in politics, public policy, research or analysis.

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Latin American Studies

Explore the factors that shape the diverse cultures of Latin America.

Learn about its Indigenous peoples, and the effects of conquistadors, colonisers and the USA. Courses also cover Latin American culture in contemporary times.

This minor can prepare you for any career that requires cross-cultural understanding with Latin America, like government, diplomacy, business, education and development.

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Music Psychology

Learn how to understand music from diverse perspectives, including the scientific study of the mind, brain and behaviour.

Your study also covers social interaction and the everyday uses and therapeutic applications of music.

Graduates can find roles in music practice, educational, therapeutic and organisational contexts.

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Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society

Strengthen your other studies with this future-facing minor.

It's designed to complement, utilise and provide communication between humanities, arts and social sciences course choices, and prepare you for a diversity of career paths.

This minor aims to enhance your employability. It complements your discipline-specific studies by developing your professional skills and preparing you for the future of work.

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Studies in Australian Culture

Discover more about the influences that have shaped Australia from the past to present day.

You'll learn about the iconic images and identities, the major challenges and issues that make Australian culture and society unique.

Graduates can apply their knowledge in areas including tourism and hospitality, business and enterprise, politics, diplomacy, culture and the arts.

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Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Gain a deep understanding of Indigenous perspectives on everyday life in Australia and major social, economic and political events in Australia's history.

You'll also learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers from Indigenous communities.

Graduates typically work in a broad range of roles with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, like education, community development, public health, government and advocacy.

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Ancient History

Discover and learn about the achievements of ancient cultures which still influence ideas and institutions today.

Courses span the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, and focus on important individuals, ideas and events.

Graduates find fascinating careers that require researching, writing and presentation skills – particularly with a wide breadth of historical knowledge.

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Ancient History/History

Examine the art, literature, religion, philosophy and social customs of early Mediterranean cultures through to cultures of the Middle Ages and beyond, including modern Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

Given the lasting influence of ancient ideas and institutions, the study of Ancient History helps to provide a basis for deeper understanding of modern society.

Graduates pursue roles in museums, publishing, media, international agencies, public and government sector here and overseas.

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Anthropology

Delve into a diversity of cultures in all their complexity and richness.

You'll discover how cultural traditions continue and change over time, informing human beliefs and behaviour.

Graduates usually work in roles that require an understanding of diversity and cultural difference, with positions likely in government departments, Aboriginal Land Councils and consultancy firms.

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Archaeological Science

Archaeologists are increasingly using scientific approaches to their work.

In this major, you'll study core electives that examine areas like geography, earth sciences, biology and psychology, while developing skills in scientific reasoning.

Future work includes positions in museums, cultural centres and agencies, law enforcement, government departments, educational and research institutions.

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Archaeology

Learn first-hand about archaeological methods and techniques, including field survey and excavation, materials analysis and how to interpret archaeological collections and sites.

You'll develop unique skills for careers with museums, cultural centres and agencies, law enforcement, government departments and educational and research institutions.

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Art History

See the world through different eyes and understand the evolving values of visual cultures by using a range of different approaches.

You'll develop strong visual literacy and gain a broad knowledge of art traditions.

Employment lies in private galleries and public art institutions, or you could become an arts writer, curator, education officer or registrar.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Explore and understand the chemical basis of life with this fascinating major relevant to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Career paths lead to some the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies to specific positions in research.

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Bioinformatics

More industries are embracing genetic technologies. Study Bioinformatics and help shape the way we manage our health and environment.

Gain specialised knowledge in statistics, data management, computer programming, genomics, and molecular biology.

You’ll apply your scientific expertise and technical skills to translate complex biological data into meaningful information. Your insights may lead to new innovations or discoveries.

Majoring in Bioinformatics will kick start your career as a bioinformatician, clinical data manager, geneticist, research scientist or biomedical computer scientist.

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Biomedical Science

Learn how to not only diagnose medical conditions, but also research better ways to treat, cure and prevent them with this major, which allows you to choose from specialised electives.

Graduates can find positions within industry, government, not-for-profit organisations or academia.

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Biophysics (Dual Major)

Biophysics sits at the crossroads of biology, physics and chemistry.

As a student in this major, you'll study core courses that cover areas like physics, chemistry, neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry and structural biology.

Graduates gain interdisciplinary training, which means you can adapt to a variety of working environments, from universities and research centres to industry and government.

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Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)

Immerse yourself in the incredible world of chemical science, which exploits the strong connections between chemistry and the biological sciences, materials sciences and nano-science.

As a graduate, you can find careers in pharmaceutical and medical research, biotechnology, materials manufacturing or research and development.

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Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major.

You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever-changing world.

This major leads to a broad range of career opportunities such as environmental, analytical and research chemists, or roles in private companies, councils, state and federal governments.

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Chinese

Learning Chinese opens a window to understanding China's culture, way of life and how the nation now plays an increasingly active role in world affairs.

There are separate majors for native speakers of Mandarin and other Chinese dialects.

Many students study Chinese alongside courses in business, education, tourism, engineering, information technology, politics, leading to careers in various fields.

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Chinese Translation and Interpreting

Understand how Chinese culture influences the meaning of written and spoken texts, and how to take culture into consideration when translating or interpreting.

You'll also learn about key issues in translation and interpreting ethics.

Gain the foundations to build a future career as an interpreter or a translator in diplomacy, law, education, business, politics, health, education and academia.

Please note that this major is designed for students who are native Chinese speakers.

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Classical Languages

Learn reading and writing skills in classical Greek and Latin, two of the oldest languages in the world, which will give you a better understanding other European languages, ideas, cultures and societies.

Take your talents into careers in government, publishing and editing, cultural centres, education or academia.

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Computational Sc and Biochem & Molecular Biol (Dual Major)

Explore the overlapping fields of biochemistry and molecular biology in a dual major that will teach you how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and much more.

You can find work in computational modelling in a range of industries, or work as a research biochemist or molecular biologist in pharmaceutical development laboratories in universities or research institutes.

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Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to improving world health with this challenging yet rewarding dual major.

As part of your study, you'll learn why and how processing large amounts of data and creating accurate models is essential to understanding human health and disease.

A major in Biomedical Science is an established pathway for graduate entry to the Doctor of Medicine and other health programs. Combined with computational modelling, you can forge a career in diagnostic or research laboratories; biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and government departments.

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Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)

Like to use powerful supercomputers to better understand and predict the structures and reactivities of molecules?

In this dual major, you'll learn how to perform quantitative analysis of scientific problems using computers, and develop skills to solve real challenges in the chemical sciences.

This dual major can lead to careers in government or advisory organisations, research and/or inventor where you will apply your theoretical expertise and innovation to complex problems and the creation of new technologies.

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Computational Science and Computer Science (Dual Major)

Discover and learn more with this dual major that provides insights into the science of computers, as well as science with computers.

You'll also examine areas including software, information systems and management, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.

Career paths lead to roles within the health and scientific industries, retail industries, government sectors.

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Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)

How does the biosphere respond to the effects of human activity?

With this dual major you can create computer programs to better help environmental management, and develop new skills to solve major problems in ecology.

Career paths can lead to roles in computational modelling in a range of industries such as government, private sector, environmental impact assessment consultancies or postgraduate study.

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Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)

Be involved in just some of the processes leading to exciting discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology.

You could also contribute to solving significant challenges in genetics.

Combined with computational modelling graduates can find work in industries ranging from ecology and genome research, diagnostic or research laboratories to medicine and agriculture.

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Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)

Learn how to plan for sustainable futures in both natural and built environments with this compelling dual major.

You'll cover climate change and its major effects, such as water scarcity and the planet's loss of biodiversity.

This dual major sees graduates in high demand for roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation, ecotourism, planning the delivery of human services, environmental consultancy, environmental monitoring and pollution control, teaching and research, meteorology and Geographic Information Systems.

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Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)

There are many aspects to this dual major. They include understanding how advanced modelling techniques can ensure the responsible use of natural resources, and how quantitative analysis of scientific problems with computers can solve geological issues.

Career paths can lead to analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies, as international contractors, or in government or research agencies as geoscientists, hydrologists, geophysicists, or environmental planners.

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Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)

UQ has the largest marine research facilities of any Australian tertiary institution.

This dual major lets you combine the exploration and understanding of unique marine environments with learning state-of-the-art technologies.

Graduates can seek job opportunities in engineering and consulting companies, fishing and aquaculture industries, food technology, marine parks, ecotourism, marine resource development, marine science institutes, museums, oil companies, pharmacology, teaching, universities and wildlife conservation.

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Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)

Imagine if you could predict the behaviour of financial markets, or simulate the origins of our universe?

Anything's possible as you learn how to construct realistic mathematical models and simulations, and perform quantitative analysis of scientific challenges using computers.

This dual major leads to a broad range of career opportunities in operational research or financial mathematics in banking, finance, insurance and risk management, and in industries such as environmental, physical and biomedical sciences, engineering, defence, teaching, research, animation, or transport and logistics.

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Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)

Microbiology continues to pose big questions for science, with many answers now found by being able to analyse large amounts of data.

In this dual major, you'll learn how sophisticated computers can help explain the almost invisible world of microscopic living organisms.

Graduates typically work in universities, biotechnology companies, and agricultural, medical and veterinary institutes, the food and beverage industry, hospitals or government agencies.

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Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)

Make your contribution to the fields of nanotechnology, quantum technology and bio-photonics by undertaking this dual major.

The skills you learn and develop could provide new insights into a range of physics problems.

Career paths can lead to roles within education, finance, engineering, computing, government research and management, science communication, the health and medical sector.

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Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)

The study of plant science contributes to areas of major importance, including sustainable food, global warming and alternative fuels.

With this dual major, the natural world meets computer power to unearth new scientific solutions.

You will be in demand by employers such as universities, government departments, research institutes, laboratories, seed companies, mining companies, nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants.

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Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)

Can computers understand how the brain creates and retrieves memories?

Learn about developing realistic mathematical models and simulations using computers which can provide answers to a broad range of questions in psychology.

A combination of computational science and psychology studies provides a competitive edge in professions such as human resources, mental health, counselling and corrective services.

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Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)

Learn from history to shape the future.

This dual major teaches how statistics can help us better understand and deal with chance and uncertainty through the design, collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical information.

You will be in high demand in business, industry and government, working in quality control, and product development and improvement. There are also excellent employment opportunities in many scientific, medical, environmental, defence and agricultural agencies.

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Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)

Climate change could affect animal evolution and diversity.

Take more than a stand on the issue by taking on this dual major and developing skills which address and provide answers to world problems in zoology.

Graduates can seek roles in laboratories, government, national parks, museums, zoos and conservation authorities, with medical laboratories and in education institutions.

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Computer Science

Computer scientists discover and develop new ways for computers to operate.

As a field, Computer Science predates modern computing, and encompasses everything from the design of hardware through to the development of algorithms and programming languages. 

Career paths can lead to employment in health and scientific industries, retail industries, finance and commerce sectors and government sectors.

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Criminology

Become a student in this major and you'll train in social research methods, learn how to study crime and its regulation and discover how criminology draws on sociology, psychology and anthropology.

Graduates can pursue careers in policing, security and intelligence, corrective services, social policy and research.

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Drama

Encounter the spectrum of theatre practice through time and across cultures, from antiquity to today and most stages in between.

This major will help you understand the performances you see, and those you might want to make.

Graduates typically pursue creative roles within the arts sector like performing, directing, playwriting, writing and reviewing.

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Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments.

Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology. Field trips are also an important part of this major.

Graduates typically work for government departments and agencies, private industry, community and non-government organisations.

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Economics

Economics is the science of decision making.

Undertake this advanced major and you'll understand how economics, globalisation, development and sustainability shape the availability of resources in today's societies.

Graduates are highly employable across private and public sectors, agencies, international organisations, consultancies, companies and utilities.

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English

Gain a deeper insight into the English-speaking world and English-language culture.

This major combines courses from English literature, media, film and television studies.

Graduates typically work in education as school teachers, heads of department, education advisers and student mentors.

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English as an International Language

Further your knowledge of how English is used in intercultural settings and globalised workplaces.

You'll gain a specialisation in English and better understand the complex relationship between language, culture and identity,

Skilled graduates are sought after by international and multinational companies for positions in development, marketing, management and trade.

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English Literature

Develop your enjoyment of reading and refine your analytical skills by examining some of the world's major English-language novels and works.

Discover the different ways that people from different times have lived, thought, argued, felt and imagined.

Career paths lead to opportunities in education, government and arts administration, arts policy, communications, festivals and marketing.

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Film and Television Studies

Gain a broad appreciation of how film and TV are both major commercial industries and artistic forms, and have the option of taking practical courses in screenwriting, video production and more.

Graduate opportunities include careers in education, festivals and events, publicity, marketing, film culture, screen corporations and film distributors.

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Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)

Take a scientific approach to the study of food. You'll learn every aspect of the food system, from farming, processing and distribution to how food is selected, consumed and affects our health.

Food is the largest industry in the world, so graduates can work almost anywhere in nutrition, food science and technology, education, research and development.

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Food Science and Technology

Help develop improved food products for the world's growing population.

Food science and technology is a highly interdisciplinary field that teaches you about the physical, microbiological and chemical make-up of food, and how to apply this knowledge.

Graduates can gain employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries, or develop new foods, processes and packaging to optimise food quality.

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French

Immerse yourself in French language and culture.

Courses in this major cover language skills and offer knowledge about some of the major historical, social, literary and philosophical movements in the Francophone world.

Many graduates use their language competency to enhance employability in fields such as business, education, tourism and politics.

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Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists are using genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

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Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

Blending theory with real-world experience, you’ll learn to apply geographical information science (GIS) software and remote-sensing technologies for data analysis, data modelling and developing map visualisations.

We broaden your critical-thinking and teach you how to apply GIS to solve key environmental, societal or planning issues faced in today’s modern world.

You’ll be equipped to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, including roles in natural resource management, national parks and wildlife conservation.

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Geography

Become actively involved in addressing issues like climate change and population growth as you develop your understanding of the relationship between natural systems and social systems.

Roles for graduates include areas like natural resource management, wildlife conservation, ecotourism, transport and planning.

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Geological Sciences

Learn scientific techniques to sustainably manage the Earth’s minerals, energy sources or natural resources.

You’ll learn how remote-sensing technologies and geographical information science (GIS) software are used for field mapping, data analysis, and data modeling.

Study mineral and rock analysis, economic geology, mining geology, energy resources, environmental geology, marine geology, palaeobiology or geochemistry. You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, fieldwork, and specialised seminars.

You’ll be equipped to kick-start your career in the mining sector, natural resource management, and exploration for energy resources or environmental planning with engineering companies.

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German

Learn about German language, history and culture, and gain an overview of significant events, trends, places and people in German speaking countries at the heart of modern Europe.

Developing competence in speaking, reading and writing German can improve career outcomes in fields such as business, engineering and law.

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History

History is an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.

As a student, you'll gain an understanding of cause and consequence, and change and continuity, as you learn what informs people and their attitudes, motivations and prejudices.

Your major can lead to work that requires researching, writing and presentation skills. This includes roles in museums, publishing and international agencies.

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Indonesian

Get to know one of Australia's closest neighbours in this major covering Indonesian history, politics, culture and society.

Learn why Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia, has been identified as one of the crucial language skills needed for future Australian growth.

As Indonesia plays a bigger role in our region, this major is beneficial for careers in business, tourism, law, mining and other fields.

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International Relations

Equip yourself with the theoretical and practical tools to analyse and evaluate events and issues in world politics.

International relations provides an in-depth understanding of the nature and exercise of power in world politics; the origins, constitution and development of the international system; how ideas shape order, justice and security; Australia's role in global affairs, the interplay between domestic, international and transnational politics, and a diverse range of state and non-state actors

Graduates of this major will be global citizens, intellectually open and flexible, aware of and sensitive to cultural difference, and motivated to make positive change through global engagement.

Choose from courses about foreign policy, terrorism and insurgency, human rights and foreign policies.

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Italian

This major focuses on the culture, art, music, architecture and literature of Italy.

Study includes language courses from beginner to advanced levels, as well as content-based courses (mostly in Italian).

Graduate opportunities include careers in education, translation/interpreting, hospitality and tourism, international politics and diplomacy.

Italian is available cross-institutionally at Griffith University. Details of courses are available on the Griffith University website. To study an Italian course, visit the Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance to submit your application.

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Japanese

Broaden the scope of your personal, social and professional networks when you learn about Japanese language and culture, including the different levels of politeness and contextually appropriate expressions used in Japan.

Many students study Japanese alongside courses like business, education and tourism to broaden their career opportunities in these fields.

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Journalism and Mass Communication

Gain the knowledge vital for exciting careers in media and related professions.

Courses cover the study of journalism and other forms of public communication, along with global journalism, mass communication and digital media.

Career opportunities can be found in arts, business, government and business, marketing, communications or public relations.

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Korean

Come to understand different ways of thinking about and appreciating Korea's diverse history and rich culture.

There are speaking and writing courses, along with teachings about Korean films, TV dramas, internet culture and even pop songs.

Many students also undertake other courses in various fields where their major in Korean can a prove a future career asset, like business, education and tourism.

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Legal Education Studies

Legal Education Studies prepares students to teach Legal Studies in Secondary Schools.

This senior syllabus area examines the interface of law and society, providing an understanding of the legal system and its protection of individual rights in line with obligations and responsibilities. 

This area of study includes a variety of courses dealing with legal foundations - Criminal, Civil and Business Law, International Law and Human Rights Law.

Elective courses include Offender Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention. 

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Linguistics

Discover what language is, how we learn and use it, and how it varies and changes across social and historical contexts.

Courses examine the sounds of language, words, sentences and meaning, and the complex interactions between them.

Linguistics leads to careers in areas as diverse as engineering and artificial intelligence, software engineering, health sciences, education, law and publishing.

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Marine Biology (Extended Major)

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

A Marine Biology major can lead to work in research and education, aquaculture industries, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

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Marine Science

Dive into the scientific study of our oceans and coastal habitats.

Courses cover areas such as ecology, genetics and plant biology, zoology, marine invertebrates and coral reefs.

Marine scientists work in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

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Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

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Media and Digital Cultures

Broaden your future horizons with this major.

Focus on the ubiquity of digital media technologies in our lives, the role of media in cultural life, the emergence of digital media industries and technologies, and much more.

Learn about different forms of media like television and news, the emergence of digital media industries and technologies, and the cultural formations characteristic of media-dense digital societies.

Graduates often go on to careers in events, marketing media and communications fields.

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Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

Microbiology can open up careers in research with universities and biotechnology companies, medical and veterinary institutes, along with roles in forensics, biosecurity and quarantine.

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Music

Develop knowledge about the many social and historical meanings of music.

You'll also better appreciate its written and aural complexities, and approach the study of Western music in an engaging way.

Career opportunities can be found in becoming a professional musician, in education, festivals and events, arts administration, publishing, media and writing.

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Philosophy

Philosophy will introduce you to key ideas in areas including epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics.

The purpose of philosophy is to learn how to evaluate theories and arguments, how to construct your own arguments and how to communicate ideas in a clear and powerful way.

Through your studies, you'll develop and use analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills, which can be used in endless careers and roles. You'll also study the philosophy of areas like art, science, education and politics, and learn about different research methods and analysis, which you'll use across your degree.

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Physics

Undertake this major and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices. The flexibility is yours.

The analytical and problem-solving skills you develop can take you into sectors including education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

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Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: global warming and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You could provide solutions through the study of ecology, evolution and conservation, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology.

Use your knowledge to become a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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Political Science

Examine the contemporary ideas, ideologies and theories that shape political decision-making.

You'll learn about various approaches to cooperation and conflict resolution, and gain a better understanding of political processes.

Careers can be found in diplomacy and foreign affairs, defence and intelligence, government and policy, international development and humanitarian and community services.

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Popular Music and Technology

Make a major out of understanding how popular music has the power to uplift, stimulate, comfort, motivate and communicate.

Learn to express yourself through writing and music production, and become technically equipped for changing music making environments.

Graduates often find work in teaching, music production, broadcasting and audio engineering.

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Professional Writing and Communication

Gain the professional communication skills necessary for contemporary workplaces.

Study topics including multimedia storytelling and production, media design, public relations writing, and editing and publishing practices. 

This major will prepare you for careers that require clear writing and creative communication in print or digital formats.

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Psychology

Enjoy the study variety of this large discipline that covers topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields a diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

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Public Health

Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health in communities.

What you learn can take you into roles in public and global health, health research, policy and professional practice, such as law and ethics.

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Public Policy

Learn how to influence the forces that inform and shape Australian governance and public policy.

You'll gain the skills needed through courses like Australian politics, Indigenous politics and policy, political communication, development and democracy.

Use your analytical abilities for careers within the public, private and community sectors, with roles including policy adviser, policy maker and lobbyist.

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Russian

In this major you'll learn how Russian society has changed over centuries.

You will develop an appreciation of Russian literature, drama and film, and master a language spoken by 200 million people.

Develop competence in skills which can lead to careers in business, education and law, or various other fields.

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Sociology

See the world in new ways by examining every aspect of human social life.

Learn how we are shaped by education, socioeconomic status, religion, gender and ethnicity, and understand how to analyse social problems and issues.

Many graduates secure roles in the public and private sectors as policy analysts, researchers, policy advisers, project managers and social workers.

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Spanish

Become fluent in a language spoken by 400 million people worldwide.

Courses also cover Latin American thinking, European film and how Spanish has become the official language for major international bodies like the United Nations and World Bank.

Mastering a world language like Spanish will enhance future career opportunities if you're also studying business, education, engineering and other fields.

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Sports Studies

Take a different view of sport, activity and leisure from sociological, historical, economic and psychological perspectives.

You'll understand the role and importance of sport, and how different social factors can influence motivation and participation.

The career fields are diverse, and include journalism, management, PR and marketing, public health, education and psychology.

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Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government to forecast, analyse and solve a variety of problems.

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Studies in Religion

Religion is a major force in every part of the world, and it continues to shape societies across the globe.

This major will lead you to reflect on and understand religious traditions, questions and values. Studies in Religion offers a critical, multi-disciplinary approach to a range of faiths and spiritual experiences.

Future work areas include education and academia, health and social welfare, law and justice, or even broadcasting.

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Writing

Develop a fundamental and substantial understanding of how language works in words, sentences, paragraphs and documents.

You'll also learn strategies for designing, structuring, writing and revising to be a creative or a corporate writer, or simply a better writer in general.

Writing skills are always in demand. Graduates have found work as journalists, teachers, editors, ghost-writers, publishers and playwrights.

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Zoology

This major offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

Zoology offers a large number of career options, ranging from field-based conservation work to biomedical research with medical laboratories and education institutions.

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Minors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Gender Studies

This involving and thought-provoking minor brings together ideas about women’s lives, their status around the world and contradictions found in gender relations and sexualities.

Graduates have the opportunity to take on roles that advance social justice and the status of women and girls, or work in politics, public policy, research or analysis.

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Latin American Studies

Explore the factors that shape the diverse cultures of Latin America.

Learn about its Indigenous peoples, and the effects of conquistadors, colonisers and the USA. Courses also cover Latin American culture in contemporary times.

This minor can prepare you for any career that requires cross-cultural understanding with Latin America, like government, diplomacy, business, education and development.

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Music Psychology

Learn how to understand music from diverse perspectives, including the scientific study of the mind, brain and behaviour.

Your study also covers social interaction and the everyday uses and therapeutic applications of music.

Graduates can find roles in music practice, educational, therapeutic and organisational contexts.

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Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society

Strengthen your other studies with this future-facing minor.

It's designed to complement, utilise and provide communication between humanities, arts and social sciences course choices, and prepare you for a diversity of career paths.

This minor aims to enhance your employability. It complements your discipline-specific studies by developing your professional skills and preparing you for the future of work.

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Studies in Australian Culture

Discover more about the influences that have shaped Australia from the past to present day.

You'll learn about the iconic images and identities, the major challenges and issues that make Australian culture and society unique.

Graduates can apply their knowledge in areas including tourism and hospitality, business and enterprise, politics, diplomacy, culture and the arts.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,792

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Science/Arts for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

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HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Science/Arts are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $8,170

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Science/Arts for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

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Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Science/Arts is 731501.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

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All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Science/Arts is 2109.

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Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

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Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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