Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Business

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Career Outcomes

    Human Resources Officer | Business Manager | Marketing Research Assistant | Research Laboratory Technician | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Build the skills to succeed in a changing business world without compromising what you care about. It starts with this combined Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for students at the beginning of their careers, who are curious, open-minded and ambitious, this versatile combined degree offers the skills, knowledge and experience required to excel at work. With this course, you'll build a strong grounding in key scientific disciplines, research and analysis, and have access to core business concepts, including business management, financial planning, risk management and human resources management. You'll have the opportunity to interrogate the world around you, advance your thinking, and shape the future.

With a focus on tailored learning, this course offers 22 majors and opportunities for sub-majors and elective subject study. Your degree is in your hands, and you'll study exactly what you want. You'll span the commercial and scientific worlds in a way no other degree can, and carve out a highly personal, specialised career path.

If you're ambitious, big-thinking and curious, this course will help you turn your interests into a standout career.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this combined science and arts course, the subjects you may study include:

    Science core subjects, depending on chosen science major:

    • Biodiversity
    • Introductory chemistry
    • Scientific literacy
    • Cell biology
    • Essential chemistry 2
    • Biometry
    • Mathematics 1A
    • Quantitative thinking
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Forensic and environmental analysis
    • Functional proteins and genes
    • Natural science research methods
    • Programming fundamentals
    • Complex case studies in science
    • Work internship for science professionals
    • Applications of big data
    • Biological adaptation to climate change
    • Field project 1
    • Laboratory quality management
    • Mathematical modelling
    • Quality assurance and food analysis

    Science majors:

    • Animal science
    • Applied physics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Data science
    • Ecology
    • Environmental futures
    • Forensic biology
    • Forensic chemistry mathematics
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition and food science
    • Zoology

    Business core subjects:

    • Enterprise law
    • Financing enterprises
    • Enterprise innovation and markets
    • Enterprise leadership

    Business professional subjects:

    • Applied finance
    • Economics
    • Hospitality management
    • International business
    • Marketing
    • Sport management
    • Human resources management
    • Management
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Business from Western Sydney University.

This degree will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work across a range of roles in both scientific and commercial fields. After completing this course, you'll have the opportunity to seek employment across a range of academic and professional disciplines, and may choose to work a research, leadership or analysis role for a private firm, government, or a not-for-profit organisation.

Your chosen field will depend on your area of study. With this degree, you'll have the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects, including chemistry, mathematics, data, biology, economics, financial management, marketing, human resources management and strategic planning. You'll straddle the line between science and commerce, and bring a strong understanding of the principles of each field to the other.

Depending on your major, this course may be eligible for professional accreditation. The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) is accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Wondering where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Manager, Team Leader, Small Business Owner, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Consultant, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur.

Let's Talk Price

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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