- Townsville: February, July
- Cairns: February, July
5 years full-time
or part-time equivalent
English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA)
English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
Learn the fundamentals of law and science, then select from a wide range of majors to build knowledge and skills in your chosen area of interest.
In your science degree, study under the guidance of JCU’s leading science experts. Benefit from opportunities to undertake real-world research in World Heritage listed reef and rainforest environments.
In your law degree, take advantage of JCU's community links and strong support from the legal profession, which contribute to providing an authentic learning environment.
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About JCU's Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws in Queensland
Prepare yourself for a successful career with a degree that broadens your understanding of the scientific world as well as the legal field. Your Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws (similar to a Bachelor of Science and Laws) from JCU will give you the legal skills and scientific background you need to work in anything from bioethics to conservation or even national security.
A Strong Scientific Foundation
Work alongside leading scientific experts at JCU. Your world-class education begins here, with the opportunity to work in cutting-edge research labs and at JCU research stations on the Great Barrier Reef and in World Heritage listed tropical rainforests. Be a part of research that makes a difference as you strengthen your understanding of climate change, conservation, bioethics, scientific sensors, and natural systems.
Choose a science major that compliments your goals. Choose from Aquaculture Science and Technology, Chemistry, Data Science, Earth Science, Mathematics, Zoology and Ecology, Molecular and Cell Biology or Marine Biology. Broaden your understanding of these specific fields with extensive first-hand field experience and elective courses that match your skills and interests.
A Strong Legal Foundation
Learn about the fundamental legal principles that underpin our society and the relationship of law to scientific advancement and societal ethics. Understand how science and the law intersect and the frameworks that inform scientific research and development.
Work alongside lecturers committed to student success to build your understanding of the legal institutions of our society and their processes. Grasp how contract law affects development and how property and criminal law can be used to advance human rights and justice.
Build the career path that is right for you – throughout your Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws in Queensland, choose subjects built around themes of sustainability, governance, or social justice. Become a voice for sustainable development through your understanding of environmental law. Stand up for the world's marginalised people with your grasp of health and human rights laws. Make a difference in public policies through your studies in corporate and international law.
Study a Bachelor of Science and Laws and Be Ready Today for Tomorrow
Graduate ready to work with a science and laws bachelor and the knowledge and skills relevant for a contemporary modern world. Be eligible to work as a solicitor with a degree accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, or go on to take the Bar Exams and practice as a barrister.
Work towards societal advancements as an adviser or researcher at technology firms. Help communities achieve sustainable growth and development as an intellectual property or environmental lawyer. Work as an in-house counsel for corporations, or advise governments on climate change legislation and copyright law.
Become part of positive change by working as an advocate for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Protect the nation working in national security or in public scientific development. Make a meaningful difference to your community, nationally or internationally through your science and laws bachelor studies in Queensland.
Prepare Yourself With a Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws Degree
Become the person employers want to hire, with training and understanding that crosses disciplines. Explain complicated legal issues and translate complex scientific concepts for professionals. Develop your agile mindset and your robust communication skills to become a leader who brings meaningful change.
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Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws
Professional accreditation status
The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) & Chief Justice.
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Tropical Environments and Societies
English, Maths B
Students considering Science majors in Chemistry or Molecular and Cell Biology will require Senior Chemistry (or equivalent)
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Some majors require attendance in intensive mode subjects on either the Townsville or Cairns campus. Students may be required to attend intensive mode classes at a campus other than that at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
120 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Students may seek permission to enrol in one or more level 5 science subjects.
Course learning outcomes
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development and to displaying exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have an understanding of First Nations peoples, reconciliation, diversity and sustainability (in its broadest sense). They also have a sense of their place in the Tropics and are charged with professional, community and environmental responsibility. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, cultural and social challenges of regional, national and international communities.
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws, graduates will be able to:
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Science, graduates will be able to:
LA1101:03 Legal Institutions and Processes
LA1102:03 Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
LA1105:03 Contract Law 1
LA1106:03 Contract Law 2
LA1107:03 Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer
SC1101:03 Science, Technology and Truth
SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems
LA2021:03 Land Law 1 and Personal Property Law
LA2016:03 Land Law 2
LA2017:03 Principles of Criminal Law A
LA2018:03 Principles of Criminal Law B
LA2019:03 Torts A - Specific Torts
LA2020:03 Torts B - Negligence
SC2202:03 Quantitative Methods in Science
LA3006:03 Administrative Law
LA3013:03 Principles of Equity
LA3014:03 Law of Trusts
LA3105:03 Constitutional Law
LA3106:03 Company and Partnership Law
SC3008:03 Professional Placement
SC3010:03 Sensors and Sensing for Scientists
LA4022:03 Civil Procedure
LA4038:03 Legal Ethics and Trust Accounting
Select 3 credit points of specified subjects from List 1
LA4014:03 Clinical Legal Studies
LA4021:03 Competition Mooting
LA4039:03 Advocacy and Criminal Sentencing
LA4041:03 Legal Placement
LA4043:03 Multidisciplinary Project
LA4044:03 Independent Project
Select a Science major from Table A
Select 6 credit points of specified subjects from List 2
Select 3 credit points of specified subjects from List 3
Select 9 credit points of specified subjects from List 4
BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or