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ANU Bachelor of Arts course structure plan

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The ANU Bachelor of Arts offers unparalleled opportunity and flexibility to explore your passions and discover new ones.

The Bachelor of Arts is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at The Australian National University. Each of its nearly fifty majors, in fields throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences, is taught by truly outstanding scholars to ensure that each student receives the very best education, is engaged with cutting-edge research, and learns to think like a researcher. These majors can be coupled with more than seventy minors to broaden or deepen your study. Regardless of your choices, your Arts degree will provide you with core skills in critical analysis and in written and oral communication, while developing your adaptability and ability to help shape change and prepare you for a multifaceted career or further study.

The Bachelor of Arts can be combined with all other ANU undergraduate degrees except the PhB as a Flexible Double Degree.

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Single Bachelor of Arts Degree Structures

You can structure your Bachelor of Arts degree in a number of different ways. You just need to make sure you meet the minimum requirement of one arts major and one arts minor.

Option

First 48 units

Second 48 units

Third 48 units

1

1 major*

1 minor*

4 electives (24 units)†

8 electives (48 units)

2

1 major*

1 minor*

1 minor*

8 electives (48 units)

3

1 major*

1 minor*

1 minor*

1 minor

4 electives (24 units)

4

1 major*

1 minor*

1 minor*

1 minor

1 minor

5

1 major*

1 major*

1 minor

4 electives (24 units)

6

1 major*

1 major*

1 minor

1 minor

7

1 major*

1 major*

1 major

Minimum requirements: At least one major, one minor and the rest electives

  • 1 major = 48 units = 8 courses (8 x 6 units each course = 48 units)
  • 1 minor = 24 units = 4 courses (4 x 6 units each course = 24 units)

*Chosen from Majors and Minors available in BA (see published list on Programs and Courses)

†4 electives (24 units) of this component must comprise of CASS courses

Double degree: Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences and Business group — 4 year degree

You can combine the Bachelor of Arts degree with a number of different degrees within the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences and Business Flexible Degree group. It will take approximately four years to complete a Flexible Double Degree in this group.

Students must meet the entry requirements for both degrees

Year

Semester

Courses

1

1

Science Major

Science Minor

Arts Major

Arts Minor

2

Science Major

Science Minor

Arts Major

Arts Minor

2

1

Science Major

Science Minor

Arts Major

Arts Minor

2

Science Major

Science Minor

Arts Major

Arts Minor

3

1

Science Major

Science Elective

Arts Major

Arts Elective

2

Science Major

Science Elective

Arts Major

Arts Elective

4

1

Science Major

Science Elective

Arts Major

Arts Elective

2

Science Major

Science Elective

Arts Major

Arts Elective

Minimum requirements: 1 Arts Major (8 courses in an area), 1 Arts Minor (4 courses) and 4 Arts Electives

Double degree: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws — 5 year degree

You can combine a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). These flexible double combinations will take approximately five years to complete. Students must meet the entry requirements for both degrees

Year

Semester

Courses

1

1

Law Course

Law Course

Arts Major

Arts Minor

2

Law Course

Law Course

Arts Major

Arts Minor

2

1

Law Course

Law Course

Arts Major

Arts Minor

2

Law Course

Law Course

Arts Major

Arts Minor

3

1

Law Course

Law Course

Arts Major

Arts Elective

2

Law Course

Law Elective

Arts Major

Arts Elective

4

1

Law Course

Law Course

Arts Major

Arts Elective

2

Law Course

Law Elective

Arts Major

Arts Elective

5

1

Law Course

Law Course

Law Elective

Law Elective

2

Law Course

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective

Minimum requirements: 1 Arts Major (8 courses in an area), 1 Arts Minor (4 courses) and 4 Arts Electives

Updated:  30 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  College Dean/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications