Bachelor of Arts (B-ARTS) // Majors, minors and specialisations
About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
Dr Wendy Haslem
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Majors, minors & specialisations
Majors & Minors
Students must complete one major. This is usually eight subjects (100 credit points) in one Arts discipline:
Level 1 – two subjects (25 credit points) #
Level 2 – three subjects (37.5 credit points)
Level 3 – three subjects (37.5 credit points)
# Arts Foundation Subject credit points can count towards a major if this fits the requirements of the major. The Handbook entry for the Bachelor of Arts explains the subjects required to complete a major in each discipline.
- Students may complete two majors (maximum) in two separate disciplines
- Each major must include at least two subjects (25 credit points) at level 1 in each discipline
- Non-language majors, except for Economics and Psychology, can include an Arts Foundation subject as a level 1 subject
- Subjects, including Arts Foundation Subjects, cannot be credited to more than one major or minor
- Majors in some disciplines include prerequisites and compulsory subjects
- All majors in non-language disciplines include a compulsory Capstone Subject at level 3; only students completing a major in that discipline can enrol in the Capstone.
- Students may complete a maximum of 10 subjects (125 credit points) in one discipline, across levels 1, 2 and 3
- Students considering two majors must ensure subject selection follows the progression rules in each discipline – complete all required level 1 subjects before enrolling in level 2 subjects, and complete four level 2 subjects before enrolling in level 3 subjects.
Students who undertake a major in Chinese Studies from entry point 1 (beginners level) must complete 10 Chinese subjects (125 points) as Arts subjects.
Social Sciences Major - Double Major in Criminology, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology
The subjects MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills and MULT30018 Applied Research Methods are compulsory in the Criminology, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology majors. Students who are completing two majors in any two of these disciplines can only count MULT20003 and MULT30018 towards one major. One additional Level 2 subject and one additional Level 3 subject must be completed for the other major.
Students who undertake a major in Psychology must complete 10 Psychology subjects (125 points) comprising eight compulsory subjects (100 points) taken as Arts subjects, and two subjects (25 points – 12.5 at level 2 and 12.5 at level 3) taken as Psychology electives. Two subjects (25 points) at level 2 and/or Level 3 of this major will count towards breadth.
Students who undertake a major in Economics will complete nine Economics subjects (112.5 points) comprising three subjects (37.5 points) taken as Arts subjects and six subjects (75 points) taken as breadth. No further breadth subjects are allowed. Students may only count Economics subjects as an Arts subject if they are completing the Major. Students who are not completing the major must take Economics Subjects as breadth. Students are expected to have met the Mathematics pre-requisite for the Economics major. Students may complete the Mathematics pre-requisite concurrently, preferably through the Community Access Program.
Students may complete one minor. This is usually six subjects (75 credit points) in one discipline:
Level 1 – two subjects (25 points)
Level 2 – two subjects (25 points)
Level 3 – two subjects (25 points)
Capstone subjects are not available in a minor.
Students applying for advanced standing should ensure that the completed subject area which is the basis of the advanced standing application is cognate with the major they are intending to complete. Further details on the University of Melbourne website.
Arts Foundation Subjects:
|Arts Foundation Subjects|
Majors and minors are available in the following areas of study:
|Ancient World Studies||100|
|English and Theatre Studies||100|
|Hebrew and Jewish Studies||100|
|History and Philosophy of Science||100|
|Linguistics and Applied Linguistics||100|
|Media and Communications||100|
|Politics and International Studies||100|
|Screen and Cultural Studies||100|
|Spanish and Latin American Studies||100|
The following areas of study are available as minors only:
|English Language Studies||75|
|Knowledge and Learning||75|
|Law and Justice||75|
Last updated: 7 June 2023