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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 Studies 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 100
Anthropology 100
Arabic Studies 100
Art History 100
Asian Studies 100
Australian Indigenous Studies 100
Chinese Studies 100
Classics 100
Creative Writing 100
Criminology 100
Economics 112.5
English and Theatre Studies 100
French Studies 100
Gender Studies 100
Geography 100
German Studies 100
Hebrew and Jewish Studies 100
History 100
History and Philosophy of Science 100
Indonesian Studies 100
Islamic Studies 100
Italian Studies 100
Japanese Studies 100
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 100
Media and Communications 100
Philosophy 100
Politics and International Studies 100
Psychology 125
Russian Studies 100
Screen and Cultural Studies 100
Sociology 100
Spanish and Latin American Studies 100

The following areas of study are available as minors only:

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

Last updated: 20 August 2019