Undergraduate - your first degree
Why study at UWA?
At UWA, you'll join a community of people who seek to inspire progress and challenge the status quo.
Whether you know exactly what you want to do or are still figuring out, our flexible course structure allows you to find your pathway. Whatever aspirations you may have, studying with us will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world.
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Your first degree, or undergraduate degree, starts you on a path towards your future career. At UWA, our five undergraduate degrees offer a broad range of options and a high degree of flexibility, allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals with your personal interests.
You'll complete at least one degree-specific, or main, major within your first degree. In most cases (some exceptions apply), you'll have the opportunity to incorporate a second major if you wish.
UWA's six undergraduate degrees
We offer more than 65 majors within our undergraduate degrees.
Bachelor of Arts
Explore what it means to be human. The Bachelor of Arts can include study of the humanities, social and cultural studies, languages and music.Find out more
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science, a new degree commencing in 2018, encompasses the biological basis of human structure and function and the application of this knowledge to disease, wellbeing and society.Find out more
Bachelor of Commerce
Make a positive difference in the world. UWA Commerce graduates bring together people and organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.Find out more
Bachelor of Design
Learn how to devise and produce objects, places, spaces and processes in response to economic, technical and social needs and desires. Note: the last intake of this bachelor's degree is Semester 2, 2017. Most Design majors will then fall under the Bachelor of Arts.Find out more
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
An inspiring and research-oriented four-year degree for high-achieving students.Find out more
Bachelor of Science
Reason, logic, observation, analysis, resourcefulness, creativity, imagination, experimentation and synthesis – these are the essence of science.Find out more
Our degree structure
UWA's three-year undergraduate degrees consist of 24 units or subjects. You’ll complete at least one degree-specific major, with the option to choose a second, as well as a number of units designed to broaden your learning experience. A full-time study load usually involves four units per semester.
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) has a similar structure to other bachelor’s degrees and has an additional year of honours. This is an integral part of the course and involves an extended research project in the final year of study. During the course you will attend a pre-semester residential camp, study overseas and have advanced training in communication and research skills.
We offer assured places for Year 12 students wishing to pursue a professional career in a range of fields. These allow you to reserve a place in – or progress to – your desired professional postgraduate degree (your second degree). For areas such as law, pharmacy, dental medicine and medicine, there is a limited number of places in postgraduate courses. Depending on the area, you may also be required to maintain a specified academic mark to retain your place.
Our Direct Pathways are available in the following areas: