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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Communication in Journalism - 242JA

Course Code: 242JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
Discipline of Communication and Media
CRICOS Code: 077630M
Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Double degree: Extend your capabilities in science and communication

Extend your capabilities and broaden your career prospects with our double degree. Get all the conceptual and analytical skills you’ll need for an outstanding career in science and communication. 

Combine a Bachelor of Science with a Bachelor of Communication in Journalism at UC to:

  • develop the ability to reflect and adapt in a rapidly changing media environment
  • build skills in a range of formats: print, video, audio and online
  • be trained in a range of journalistic forms, including: investigative, long form, and emerging digital techniques
  • access industry-standard broadcast and online facilities to produce and present your work
  • be able to think critically, analytically and ethically
  • examine the role of journalists in the broader media context
  • integrate theory and practice to become an informed practitioner, aware of changing industry practices and the broader context of your work 

Study opportunities

  • Our staff members bring a broad range of experience to their teaching - from newsroom journalism to more specialist forms of practice. All their teaching is informed by their ongoing and up-to-date research.
  • You have the chance to produce news and current affairs stories in print, radio and TV for publication on the student journalism website. 

Career opportunities

  • The breadth offered by this double degree empowers you with a broad perspective and flexibility in future professional roles.
  • This double degree will increase your range of employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors.

Important to know


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science BSc
Bachelor of Communication in Journalism BComm Jnl

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication in Journalism Bachelor of Science

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from Semester1, 2016. For further information, please contact the faculty of ESTEM

Professional Accreditation


Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


Refer to individual courses.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Communication; Diploma of Communication Extended; Diploma of Science.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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