Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science

Go to Backoffice

Accessibility links

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science

Breadcrumbs

Program summary

Student profile
Dr Timothy Peters
Program coordinator

Dr Timothy Peters

Where law and science intertwine.

Combine law with science in this double degree, making yourself valuable to legal teams when it comes to cases that involve scientific evidence such as crime scenes or patent issues. This diverse double degree is designed to nurture your problem-solving and analytical skills and rewards attention to detail. You’ll spend plenty of time in the laboratory as part of the science degree, with the rest of the time spent learning from qualified lawyers working in the legal field. Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree

In this program you will:

  • Research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal argument, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations in our new Moot Court venue
  • Develop your skills by working with legal service clients under legal supervision in law practice
  • Major in a science area such as biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology or mathematics
  • Work in laboratories to run tests and conduct experiments

Majors

Science majors: Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; Mathematics.

Career opportunities

This double degree program develops skills applicable to many areas of employment including as a solicitor, barrister, patent attorney, government legal officer, scientist or others depending on the science major studied.

Registration

The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates must undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

Application and admission advice

Success! Thank you Something went wrong! {{responseMessage}}
Contact Student Central

information@usc.edu.au
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs

What will I study

I am a...

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

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

The recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this recommended study sequence to guide enrolment.

Program structure

Total units:

Study sequence

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:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • 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 / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

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 the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

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

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

Back to top

Pro tip: To search, just start typing - at any time, on any page.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned more than {{ model.MaxResults }} results.
The top {{ model.MaxResults }} of {{ model.TotalItems }} are shown below.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned {{ model.TotalItems }} results.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned no results.