2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:

Minimum of 216


Minimum 4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751663

Additional Information:

Course Finder


Media organisations are frequently looking for journalists who can offer specialist skills on top of a passion for, and commitment to, journalism. The Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science is a degree combination that reflects the importance society places on scientific research. Often scientists struggle to present their findings in a way that members of the community can understand. This is where there are considerable openings for journalists who have a scientific background.

Students are able to work in a scientific environment, for a specialist publication or even a generalist media organisation. They will gain the skills to write about scientific discoveries that make them accessible and interesting to lay readers or viewers.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and relevant technical and professional skills to produce disciplinary work;
  2. Critically and reflectively evaluate ideas and processes;
  3. Demonstrate technical and cognitive skills in locating and selecting relevant information for specialised use;
  4. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points (cp) comprised of the following:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the core Bachelor of Journalism;
  2. 12cp of Journalism and/or Creative electives as outlined in the Bachelor of Journalism course handbook listing;
  3. A major in the Bachelor of Science;
  4. Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216.

Students may be required to complete more than 216 credit points, depending on the Bachelor of Science major they choose to study.

Students must consult academic advisors in all relevant faculties concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.

No more than 90 credit points at 100 level can be counted towards the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science degree.

Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects to be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Science.


Honours is an additional year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in the Bachelor of Science (Honours). Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook for further information about this degree.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 30 January, 2017