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Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Commerce

This double degree enables students to undertake comprehensive majors in both Science and Commerce.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
New South Wales HSC University Admission Index (UAI) of 80 (or equivalent). The UAI is reviewed each year.

Assumed knowledge: Any two units of English plus Mathematics and any four units of science. Students who have not completed Chemistry and/or Biology at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Students without at least Mathematics Band 4 may take a special Maths subject in the first year or consider early entry to complete this subject in Summer Session prior to commencement of the course.

Course Requirements
Students must consult both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Commerce academic advisers about selecting a major study from each Faculty.

The double degree consists of a minimum of 216 credit points taken over at least 4 years and shall include:

  1. 90 credit points of subjects from the Science Schedule (including a minimum of 60 credit points for a Science major);
  2. subjects from the Commerce Schedule, including core subjects that satisfy the requirements of one of the Commerce majors.
  3. subjects from the Science, Commerce or General Schedules to ensure that a minimum of 216 credit points have been completed.

Note: Students may be given exemption from a subject when similar subjects exist in both majors selected, eg Statistics.

Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are eligible for either BSc (Honours) or BCom (Honours).

Other Information
For further information contact the Faculty of Science Office, 41.258, or telephone 42213481, web site: www.uow.edu.au/science/

The Degree Coordinator is the Associate Dean, Associate Professor Ted Bryant, 41.259.


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