combined bachelor's

Environmental Science and Arts

Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Arts. You'll graduate with two degrees in just four years, a Bachelor of Environmental Science where you will take a defined study plan and a Bachelor of Arts where you'll choose a major from a wide range of options.

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Quick details

Course code
TISC code

February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in your first year. Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first-year mathematics units. Chemistry ATAR or an additional chemistry unit taken in the first year.

Related study areas

Why study this course?

In a competitive employment market, you will maximise your career options by developing in-demand technical skills in the field of environmental science along with transferable communication and critical thinking skills that employers are looking for. You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn’t right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.

What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Environmental Science teaches understanding, rational analysis, and improvement of human impacts on the natural world. You will obtain advanced environmental science training, providing you with the opportunity to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity.

Studying UWA’s Bachelor of Arts lets you cultivate your passions while developing transferable skills that are essential in every industry and can never be automated – they’ll set you apart from the competition and prepare you for a future-proof career. 

Course structure

You can combine one of the following extended majors from the Bachelor of Environmental Science:

With a wide range of majors from the Bachelor of Arts.

You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.

Study plan example

1ST YEAR SEM 1 Exd Major Exd major Elective Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Elective Major 2
2ND YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Elective Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Elective Major 2
3RD YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Elective Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Elective Major 2
4TH YEAR SEM 1 Exd major Exd major Exd major Major 2
SEM 2 Exd major Exd major Exd major Major 2

Key    CyanExtended major    GreenSecond major    OrangeFoundational    YellowElective

Careers and employability

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Arts are well placed for the job market. Their comprehensive practical skills in Environmental Science as well as their strong communication and critical thinking skills provide the ability to communicate strategies, policies and research to the public.

Potential jobs

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Regulations Officer
  • Policy and Planning Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Sustainability Consultant

Fees and scholarships

Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.

Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.

Course credit points
Average annual fee - 2023

Typical fee range - 2023
$4,124 - $15,142

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.


International Students - onshore

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course credit points - 2023
Total course fee - 2023



Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to:

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

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