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This dual degree program, the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Social Research and Policy, enables students to complete a major stream from those available in Science and in Social Research and Policy within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


Study Level


Typical duration

4.7 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Science - BSc

Bachelor of Social Research and Policy - BSRP

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 216 UOC.

Bachelor of Science (96 UOC)
1. An approved Bachelor of Science major; and
2. Science elective courses

Bachelor of Social Research & Policy (96 UOC)
1. Social Research and Policy core (54 UOC);
2. Prescribed Social Research and Policy elective (6 UOC);
3. An approved major stream from the Bachelor of Social Research and Policy (60 UOC)

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3970 - Science

Majors description.

Students must complete at least one Science major selected from the list below. Students should declare their major prior to commencing Stage 2 courses.

1. Students in 4076 Science/Education can only choose from the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geography, Mathematics for Education, Pathology, Physics, Physiology. All other majors in 3970 are not permitted.
2.Students are not permitted to take the Bioinformatics major BINFB1 when taking the degree in dual award mode with the Bachelor of Engineering (Bioinformatics) program.

Double Counting

3970 - Science

Students cannot complete a minor with the same name as their nominated major, and Level II and III courses cannot be double-counted between majors and minors. More than one minor may be completed subject to the limit on double-counting. Students must declare their minor(s) before their final term.

Maturity Requirements

3420 - Social Research and Policy

You must complete at least 24 UOC before enrolling in Level 2 courses.

You must complete at least 24 UOC in your major stream before enrolling in Level 3 courses.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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