Bachelor of Liberal Studies

There is no new intake for this degree.

4 years full-time
5 years full time-with Honours


A liberal studies degree is ideal for students who are passionate about both the humanities, including languages, and the sciences. The degree is distinguished from the combined Arts/Science degree by taking four years, not five, and requiring compulsory language study.

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies allows students to pursue their interests in science and the humanities while acquiring knowledge and skills that are applicable to many areas of employment. The extent of subject choice is very wide, and specific career options will depend upon students' choice of their Arts and Science majors.

Bachelor of Liberal Studies graduates can also undertake subsequent postgraduate programs that enable them focus on a major area of interest, diversify their studies, or study for a professional qualification by undertaking, for example, the University's graduate medicine or law degrees.

View a sample degree pathway or map

Requirements

  1. 192 credit points including
  2. At least 6 credit points in communication and analytical skills
  3. At least 6 credit points from units of study in Mathematics and Statistics and
  4. At least 12 junior credit points and at least 18 senior credit points in one language other than English and
  5. At least 120 senior or intermediate credit points which must include
  6. At least one Arts and Social Sciences (Table A) major and
  7. At least one Science major

Communication and Analytical Skills

  • ‘University English’ (ENGL1000) OR
  • ‘Language Texts and Time’ (ENGL1007 - from 2007 onwards) OR
  • 'Language and Image' (ENGL1005) OR
  • 'Structure of Language' (LNGS1001).

Mathematics and Statistics Units

  • 'Mathematical Statistics' (STAT1XXX) OR
  • 'Mathematics' (MATH1XXX)

Languages Other than English Units


Pathways

There are many ways to structure a Liberal Studies degree. Below we've given you just one example:

            Credit Points
First Year S1 Arts (Table A) Major Junior Unit Chosen Language Junior Unit WRIT1001/1002 or ENGL1007/1025 Science Major Junior Unit 24
S2 Arts (Table A) Major Junior Unit Chosen Language Junior Unit MATH Junior Unit Science Major Junior Unit 24
Second Year S1 Arts (Table A) Major Senior Unit Chosen Language Senior Unit Science Major Intermediate Unit Science Major Intermediate Unit 24
S2 Arts (Table A) Major Senior Unit Chosen Language Senior Unit Science Major Intermediate Unit Science Major Intermediate Unit 24
Third Year S1 Arts (Table A) Major Senior Unit Chosen Language Senior Unit Arts (Table A or B) or Science Unit Choice Science Major Senior Unit 24
S2 Arts (Table A) Major Senior Unit Arts (Table A or B) or Science Unit Choice Arts (Table A or B) or Science Unit Choice Science Major Senior Unit 24
Year Four S1 Arts (Table A) Major Senior Unit Arts (Table A or B) or Science Unit Choice Arts (Table A or B) or Science Unit Choice-Intermediate/Senior Science Major Senior Unit 24
S2 Arts (Table A) Major Senior Unit Arts (Table A or B) or Science Unit Choice-Intermediate/Senior Arts (Table A or B) or Science Unit Choice-Intermediate/Senior Science Major Senior Unit 24
          Total= 192

Directors

 Name  Telephone  Email  Location

Dr Margaret Charles

 +61 2 9351 3354

 

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