Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Commerce
This double degree program enables students to combine a major study from the Bachelor of Arts with the core subjects and a major study from the Bachelor of Commerce. The advantage of a the double degree over a double major in Arts and Commerce subjects in the BA is that it enables qualified students to proceed to an honours year in either Arts or Commerce.
To qualify for the award of the double degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 216 credit points by satisfactory completion of subjects approved for inclusion in the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Commerce and the General Schedule.
The 216 credit points shall include:
- the subjects prescribed for one of the majors for the Bachelor of Arts degree; this will include one major study taught by a member unit of the Faculty of Arts or a major in Psychology or Population Health;*
- the subjects prescribed for one of the majors for the Bachelor of Commerce degree;
- not more than 96 credit points for 100-level subjects.
Note the change to course rule 105, as from 2004 “In the case of Arts double degrees the major study required for the Arts component of the double degree will be selected from one of the majors offered by member units of the Faculty of Arts** and approved for inclusion in the Course Structures of the Bachelor of Arts (course code 702).
Exception: Students majoring in Psychology or Population Health in Arts double degree programs will complete the subjects prescribed for the those majors in the course structures of Bachelor of Arts offered by the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (course code 708).”
** Including Aboriginal Studies.
Assessment in this course varies between subjects and programs, but typically includes a combination of essays, tutorial/seminar presentations and in-class tests and/or exams. Some subjects may have an additional practical component. The assessment requirements of each subject are set out in the individual subject outlines which students receive in the first week of session.
The requirements for all Arts majors are listed under the Bachelor of Arts in the Faculty of Arts where the majors are administered by the Faculty of Arts or for Psychology and Population Health in the Bachelor of Arts in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. The requirements for all Commerce majors are listed under the Bachelor of Commerce within the Faculty of Commerce. Students enrolled in the double degree program should consult both faculties about their choice of major studies.
Students may also take a minor study in any of the majors listed in the Course Structures of the Bachelor of Arts (Course code 702).
An Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Commerce requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time) and may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment in Honours. early as possible and especially prior to the commencement of 300 level subjects.
Students should consult the single degree Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce entries for Honours requirements.
The Faculty of Arts Honours Handbook can be accessed as a PDF document.