To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete 144 credit points in total, comprising:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, students must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
For the units of study from Table A that are available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies refer to the Subject Areas section in this handbook.
The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream for high achievers. Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as the ‘Dalyell Scholars’. As a Dalyell Scholar students will have access to curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Dalyell Scholars must take 12 credit points of Dalyell stream units in addition to their degree requirements.
Dalyell stream units emphasise the development of vision, depth of understanding, adaptability, breadth of perspective, societal contribution and a high level of capability in operating across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Dalyell Scholars may take Dalyell stream units offered by any faculty.
Additionally with the permission of the Dalyell Program Director, students will have access to enrichment and accelerated units of study that can be competed as electives.
For further details regarding the Dalyell stream, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.
A major consists of 48 credit points in a single subject area. A minor consists of 36 credit points in a single discipline area. A program consists of 72 credit points in a single subject area.
In the Bachelor of Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies students must select one major from the Table A Subject Areas offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Arts to fulfil the requirements of their degree.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts must also complete a minor, a major or program from Table A Subject Areas or Table S (shared pool) to meet degree requirements.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies must complete a second major or program from Table A Subject Areas or Table S.
Both honours and advanced coursework offers students an opportunity to complete further disciplinary knowledge in their chosen discipline.
Unit of study information for advanced coursework can be found via the advanced coursework page in the Interdisciplinary Handbook.
Admission requirements and unit of study information for honours can be found via the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or subject area page offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Students may also choose to complete advanced coursework or honours in a subject area related to their Table S second major.
Students also have the option to complete the Psychology program from the Faculty of Science within their Bachelor of Arts degree as an extension of a Table S second major in Psychological Sciences. Students who select this program must ensure that they also complete a Table A major.
The available majors and minors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are listed in the Subject Area pages.
Note: Students cannot complete a major and a minor in the same subject area.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies are required to complete at least 12 credit points in units of study from the Open Learning Environment (OLE) to meet the requirements for their degree/s, unless they are enrolled in the Dalyell stream, which only requires students to complete at least 6 credit points from OLEs.
Details of available OLE units can be found in Table O in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies can complete a second major or minor in a wide range of subject areas offered by the University of Sydney through the shared pool of majors and minors.
The available subject areas for majors and minors and their requirements can be found in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.
The following areas offer majors and minors in this shared pool:
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies can complete elective units of study from the subject areas listed in Table A (Arts and Social Sciences) and Table S (shared pool).
The available units of study are listed in Table A Subject Areas of this handbook and Table S in the Interdisciplinary Studies handbook.