Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Arts

with majors in Neuroscience and Criminology – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BB-HSCART Double degree Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Selected major: Neuroscience

This major links biology and physiology with psychophysiology and neuroimaging — and we’re the only uni in Australia that offers our research students single-site access to cutting-edge MRI and MEG technologies. You’ll learn to interpret the data generated by these machines to identify healthy brains, brain disorders and diseases of the central nervous system.

Newer topics like Developmental and Molecular Neuroscience give you a more holistic understanding of contemporary neuroscience along with Neuropsychopharmacology, which connects you with our Centre for Human Psychopharmacology.   

Many graduates have gone on to neuroscience careers in clinical neurophysiology and sleep labs or entered research (Melbourne is a world-leader) with Swinburne, The Florey Institute, Melbourne Brain Centre, Bionics Institute, Centre for Neural Engineering and CERA.

Selected major: Criminology

In this criminology major you’ll focus on why crimes are committed, how society defines crime and treats criminals, and what social factors and motivations can lead to criminal behaviour. Examine the systems and practices within policing as well as global crime problems, cyber-crime and security issues, and learn how to analyse trends, formulate policies and create systems to help prevent crime.

Impact the health of individuals and the world at large, our Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Arts will prepare for a rewarding career in the booming health industry.

With core units across multiple fields of health science, explore contemporary how you can help people to live happier healthier lives. Plus, you’ll have access to cutting-edge, industry-relevant tech in our campus labs, preparing you with the tech know-how the health industry needs.

By combining with a Bachelor of Arts, you’ll develop a deep understanding of what is needed to improve the health of the world through majors that unpack crucial global issues such as climate change and equality and discrimination. You’ll develop essential skills of analytical thinking, cultural competency, digital literacy and a robust verbal and written communication skill set to broaden the scope and flexibility of your career options.

In the combination of degrees, you can choose your Health Science major based on your career aspirations leading you to postgraduate studies in physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy or counselling, while the transferrable skills developed in the arts degree can be applied to almost any industry.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. This double degree, a major component of your studies is an industry-linked project, which addresses a current industry challenge. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for a career-focused placement or an internship, allowing you to build a professional network before you graduate. In your second year, in the Skills and Strategies for Social Change core arts unit, collaborate with fellow students and community, civil society and industry partners to create real campaigns for real social change.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
  • Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

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Duration

4-5 years full-time or equivalent part-time depending on HSC Major

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400211631 (CSP)
  • 3400211633 (IFP)