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Bachelor of Arts (B-ARTS) // Majors, minors and specialisations

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Majors, minors & specialisations

Majors & Minors

Major Requirements

Students must complete at least one major. A major usually consists of 100 points of study within a single discipline comprising:

  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 1 (this may include an Arts Foundation subject in non-language majors/minors)
  • Three subjects (37.5 points) at level 2
  • Three subjects (37.5 points) at level 3 (including a capstone subject for non-language majors)

Variations to Major Requirements

  • Students who undertake a major in Chinese from entry point 1 (beginners level) must complete ten Chinese subjects (125 points) taken as Arts discipline subjects.
  • Students who undertake a major in Psychology must complete ten Psychology subjects (125 points)comprising eight subjects (100 points) taken as Arts discipline subjects and two subjects (25 points) at later years taken as breadth (12.50 at level 2 and 12.50 points at level 3).
  • Students who undertake a major in Economics will complete nine Economics subjects (112.5 points) comprising three subjects (37.5 points) taken as Arts discipline and six subjects (75 points) taken as breadth.

Please Note:

  • Students may complete a maximum of two majors.
  • Students may take no more than ten subjects (125 points) in any one discipline area.
  • Subjects cannot be credited to more than one major or minor. Students planning to complete two BA majors must complete two separate majors with no overlap in subjects.
  • It is not possible to complete a major and a minor in the same area of study.


Minor Requirements

Students may complete one minor. A minor consists of 75 points of study within a single discipline comprising:

  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 1
  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 2
  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 3

Capstone subjects are not available in the minor.

Arts Foundation Subjects:

Name Credit Points
Arts Foundation Subjects

Majors and minors are available in the following areas of study:

Name Credit Points
Ancient World Studies 75
Anthropology 75
Arabic 75
Art History 75
Asian Studies 75
Australian Indigenous Studies 75
Chinese 75
Classics 75
Creative Writing 75
Criminology 75
Economics 100
English and Theatre Studies 75
French 75
Gender Studies 75
Geography 75
German 75
Hebrew and Jewish Studies 75
History 75
History and Philosophy of Science 75
Indonesian 75
Islamic Studies 75
Italian 75
Japanese 75
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 75
Media and Communications 75
Philosophy 75
Politics and International Studies 75
Psychology 100
Russian 75
Screen and Cultural Studies 75
Sociology 75
Spanish and Latin American Studies 75

The following areas of study are available as minors only:

Name Credit Points
Chinese Studies 50
Development Studies 50
English Language Studies 50
Environmental Studies 50
European Studies 50
Knowledge and Learning 75
Law and Justice 50
Social Theory 50

Last updated: 23 August 2017