Pre-2011 requirements for the Bachelor of Arts

  1. BA students complete a breadth component of 75 points (six subjects).
  2. Normally students will take 25 points (two subjects) at each year level i.e.: two 100 level or first year subjects; two 200 level or second year subjects and two 300 level or third year subjects.
    With sound academic reasons and after a case has been made to the Associate Dean through the Student Centre Manager this may be varied after the completion of first year to allow students to take up to 37.5 points at 100 level, 25 points at 200 level and 12.5 points at 300 level. This option increases access to third year discipline based subjects.
  3. It is possible for at least one 37.5 point (three subject) sequence or cluster of breadth subjects to be taken.
  4. Students must complete at least one 300 level subject as breadth which will, in many cases, require prerequisite 100 and 200 level study.
  5. For students seeking to major in Psychology in the BA, 25 points of later year psychology subjects must be substituted for breadth study.
  6. For students seeking to take either a major or a minor in Economics in the BA, 75 points of Economics subjects must be substituted for breadth study.


Breadth Subjects Available for BA Students:

  • University Breadth Subjects (For BA students Australian Indigenous Studies may be taken as breadth study OR as one of the 8 Interdisciplinary Foundation Subjects. Students are required take two of the Interdisciplinary Foundation Subjects as core subjects).
  • Non Core subjects available as breadth study eg: undergraduate subjects taught by the Law School .
  • Core subjects from the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Environments, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science that are designated as available as breadth.
  • English as a Second Language Subjects.

Subjects in the following areas cannot contribute to the breadth component of the BA:

  • Any subjects in any area of study that contributes to the core of the BA (with the exception of Australian Indigenous studies).