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The five year, full-time, Advanced Science (Honours)/Arts dual degree program enables students to complete a major in Advanced Science (Honours), in addition to a major sequence in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

On completion of this program, students will have attained a sound knowledge base in both their Advanced Science (Honours) and Arts specialisations.


Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) - BAdvSci(Hons)

Bachelor of Arts - BA

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

Bachelor of Arts (96 UOC)
1. A home major stream (60 UOC)
2. A minor stream (24 UOC)
3. Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (12 UOC)

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) (144 UOC)
1. An approved Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) major; and
2. SCIF1131;
3. 48 units of credit Honours Year; and
4. Science elective courses

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3962 - Advanced Science (Honours)

Majors description.

Students must complete at least one Science major selected from the list below.

When offered in a particular major, students must take higher versions of any Level 2 or 3 courses. Any variation to this must be approved by the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) or nominee.

Bioinformatics is a 96 UOC major, students will not be able to complete this major as part of a double degree within the minimum UOC. This major will involve extra time and costs to meet the degree requirements and may have visa implications for international students. Contact the Science Student Centre for more details.

Home Majors and Minors

3409 - Arts

Home Majors and Minors description.

Home Majors and Minors

You are required to complete one Home Major and one Minor:

Academic Writing & Language Enhancement

3409 - Arts

ARTS2050 Academic Writing for the Humanities (6 UOC) and HUMS1005 Personalised English Language Enhancement (6 UOC) can be counted as UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives or Free Electives.

Double Majors

3409 - Arts

Double majors are not available in Double Degrees.

Maturity Requirements

3409 - Arts

You must have completed 24 UOC before taking any Level 2 courses.

You must have completed 48 UOC, including 6 UOC at Level 1 and 6 UOC at Level 2 in your major/minor before taking any Level 3 courses.

Specialisation Declaration

3409 - Arts

You must specify your major and minor at the time of enrolment in Level 2 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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