Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Science

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Program summary

Build market-ready scientific skills and take them to the world.

A combined business and science degree develops your innovative business thinking with a strong scientific base. You’ll graduate with two degrees in four years instead of six.

You’ll have the flexibility to tailor your degree and add majors and minors that spark your interests and career ambitions. Combine your interests in areas that complement each other such as marketing and public health, or management and environmental science.

You’ll develop advanced analytical skills and an ability to solve complex problems to give you an attractive skill set for many science and business roles. You’ll have diverse career choices to work as a business analyst, natural resource manager or medical marketer.

Refer to Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science.

Majors

Business majors: Accounting; Economics; Financial Planning; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Supply Chain Management; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management.

Science and health majors: Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; Food and Biosecurity; Mathematics.

Career opportunities

Refer to Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science.

Membership

Eligibility for memberships depends on areas of specialisation.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Program structure

School of Business courses
Introductory courses (6)

BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
COR109 Communication and Thought

Advanced courses (2)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Elective courses (8)

Select 8 advanced level (200/300 coded) elective courses from the School of Business 

Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering courses
Introductory courses (6)

LFS100 Cell Biology
SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology
SCI105 Chemistry
SCI110 Science Research Methods
SCI113 Discovering Science

PLUS select 1 course from:
MTH100 Introduction to Mathematics
MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
MTH104 Introductory Calculus

Major courses (8)
Elective course (2)

Select 2 elective courses from the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 384

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 384 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 15 introductory level (100 coded) courses in total, including the core course
  • You must select and register your compulsory major(s)/minor(s) as soon as possible
Program notes
  • MTH100 does not assume you have successfully completed Years 11-12 Mathematics B (or equivalent). MTH100 does not meet the prerequisite necessary to enrol in advanced level mathematics courses. Should you wish to proceed to 200 or 300 level mathematics courses, you would first need to successfully complete MTH100 and then MTH103 or MTH104.
  • MTH103 and MTH104 assumes you have successfully completed Years 11-12 Mathematics B (or equivalent). Note that MTH103 and MTH104 are prerequisites for advanced level (200/300 coded) mathematics courses
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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