Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

University of Otago
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The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is Otago's most flexible undergraduate degree program, enabling students to study from a selection of more than 40 arts and social science subjects, as well as papers offered elsewhere in the University. Academic breadth is complemented by in-depth knowledge gained through majoring in one or two subjects with the option of minors in one or two others. It is normally undertaken over three years of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study.

Students are taught by research-active scholars, are expected to undertake a diverse range of learning tasks, and are challenged to develop their intellectual independence. Graduates of the program are well-informed, versatile, independent thinkers with the information literacy, communication, research, and interpersonal skills necessary for a career or further academic study. The completed BA is an entry qualification for the PGDipArts in the major subject of the degree.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at University of Otago for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by University of Otago.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by University of Otago as pre-requiste for admission in Bachelor of Arts (BA).

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Courses Units

Every degree program shall consist of papers worth not less than 360 points,

  1. shall include at least 180 points for papers above 100-level, of which at least 72 points shall be for papers above 200-level,
  2. shall satisfy at least one of the major subject requirements listed above. No paper above 200-level may count for more than one Major Subject Requirement,
  3. may include one or more optional minor subjects which satisfy the Minor Subject Requirements listed in Arts and Music Schedule A, or Science Schedule A, or Applied Science Schedule A, or Commerce Schedule A, or BHealSc Schedule Part 2. No paper may count for both a Major and a Minor Subject Requirement or for more than one Minor Subject Requirement unless that paper is at 100- or 200-level and is specified as compulsory for both Requirements.
  4. may include papers that are not listed in Arts and Music Schedule C
    1. up to 90 points; or
    2. as specified in the Arts and Music Major Subject Requirements; or
    3. as specified in the Minor Subject Requirements

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