Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Laws

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 availablePayment plan

  • Duration

    5 years full-time or 10 years part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location

    NSW

  • Career Outcomes

    Chemist | Physicist | Environmental Scientist | Lawyer | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Stand out from other graduates with the interdisciplinary weight of a double degree behind you with the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Laws from Western Sydney University. 

Through this course, you'll be able to span both the legal and scientific worlds. The Law component of this double degree will teach you how to analyse legal material, understand fundamental legal principles, understand the relationship between law and society, and gain general analytical skills for critical thinking and problem-solving. Gain real-world experience and have the opportunity to undertake projects for organisations that have limited resources. By studying at their Parramatta or Campbelltown campus, you'll have access to WSU's extensive law library, computer-based law research lab and state-of-the-art moot courts.

The Bachelor of Science allows you to design your own program which includes a Science major such as Zoology, Animal Science, Forensic Biology, Data Science, Chemistry or more. 

The dedicated team at WSU will ensure that you emerge as a competitive graduate with the technical skills and current knowledge necessary to succeed.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Questions?

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Assumed Knowledge: Students should have at least two-unit English, and two-unit Science (any science) and two-unit Mathematics at year 12 equivalent; AND
    • Recommended studies: HSC English standard or equivalent

    Please note, students enrolling in these units may need to have a National Police Certificate and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors

    Questions?
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this double degree, the subjects you may study include: 

    Year 1: 

    • Fundamentals of Australian Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Biodiversity
    • Introductory Chemistry
    • Legal Analysis and Critique
    • Torts Law
    • One core Science Mathematics unit (depending on testamur major selected)
    • Quantitative Thinking; or
    • Mathematics 1A; or
    • Biometry
    • One core Science Foundation unit (depending on testamur major selected)
    • Cell Biology; or
    • Essential Chemistry 2

    Year 2

    • Contracts
    • Two core Science units comprising: One Analytical Science unit (depending on testamur major selected):
    • Programming Fundamentals; or
    • Functional Proteins and Genes; or
    • Forensic and Environmental Analysis; or
    • Natural Science Research Methods; or
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Scientific Literacy
    • One testamur major unit 
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Work Internship for Science Professionals; or
    • Complex Case Studies in Science
    • Two Science testamur major units

    Year 3

    • Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
    • One Science capstone unit (depending on testamur major chosen)
    • Laboratory Quality Management; or
    • Biological Adaptation to Climate Change; or
    • Mathematical Modelling; or
    • Applications of Big Data; or
    • Field Project 1; or
    • Quality Assurance and Food Analysis
    • Two Science testamur major units (see sequence provided with each testamur major)
    • Government and Public Law
    • Three Science testamur major units

    Year 4

    • Equity & Trusts
    • Property Law
    • Two LLB alternate units
    • Administrative Law
    • 200018 Law of Associations
    • LLB alternate units

    Year 5

    • Constitutional Law
    • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
    • Remedies
    • Civil Procedure and Arbitration
    • Four LLB alternate units

    LLB alternate units include:

    • Land Transactions Law
    • Advanced Taxation Law
    • International Criminal Law
    • Financial Services Law
    • Mediation
    • Bioethics
    • Advocacy
    • Media Law
    • Public Health Law
    • Wills and Succession 

    Bachelor of Science Testamur Majors: 

    • Animal Science
    • Biology
    • Ecology
    • Environmental Futures
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition and Food Science
    • Forensic Biology
    • Forensic Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Data Science
    • Applied Physics
    • Chemistry
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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, you'll receive a Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Laws from Western Sydney University

Graduates from the Bachelor of Laws are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training.

The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for normal entry of a graduate to the Chartered Chemist qualification.

With your new combined degree, you can look forward to promising career opportunities in a range of fields.

Wondering where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential law career outcomes include: Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, Security Consultant, Strategic Crime Assessor, Legal Support Officer, Legal Receptionist, Court Clerk, Legal Clerk, Paralegal.

Let's Talk Price

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

Enquire now for more information. 

HECS-HELP

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). 

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Find out more about government study loans here.

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