Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The new Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics degree will offer students high quality, professional training in Economics as well as the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree, with the largest range of humanities and social sciences majors in Australia.

Students taking this course will complete 3 majors, the first of which must be either Economics, Econometrics, Financial Economics, Agricultural Economics or Environmental and Resource Economics. The second major must be chosen from those listed in Table A of the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, excluding those offered by the School of Economics.

Students then have the option to complement their studies with other internationally recognised disciplines at the University Sydney in which ground breaking research is taking place, including political science, sociology and psychology.

Students would also have the option of taking an extended major in Economics leading to an Honours year or specialising their studies with a language. Another option would be that a student could, if they choose, undertake one major from the University of Sydney Business School including Accounting, Marketing or Management, amongst others.

Further course information

Study plan

The course structure requires the completion of three majors supplemented by a wide range of electives. The course structure requires the completion of subjects in arts, economics and business, including at least one major in economics, econometrics, agricultural economics, resource and environmental economics or financial economics, and one major in the humanities or social sciences.

What is a major?

To earn a major in a subject area (from Table A of the Table of Units of Study) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, students will normally complete 36 senior credit points in the particular subject area. You would also need to have completed the appropriate junior units of study before you can do the senior units of study that comprise your major.

Course opportunities

Students have the opportunity to participate in international exchanges during the course of the degree and meritorious students may be invited to participate in the Faculty Scholars Program from second year.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

Sydney Arts and Economics graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The combined degree offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare, and the capacity to take up specialist positions in Treasury, the Reserve Bank of Australia, other policy department roles within federal and state governments, central banks and international agencies, financial markets and financial institutions. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.

Further study

Graduates may proceed to further coursework or research qualifications at a postgraduate level.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also offers a range of postgraduate coursework and research degrees. For more information: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/future_students/

About honours

Central to the strength of economics at the University of Sydney is the large undergraduate honours program and its two key elements: an applied economics focus and expert training in economic theory and econometrics.

For more information about Honours please see: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/future_students/courses/undergraduate/honours.shtml

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission requirements not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics. Other assumed knowledge depends on first-years subjects selected.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the University's undergraduate courses are made though the Universities Admission Centre (UAC). On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of September. On-time applications for the July Semester close in May.

Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University's International Office, (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent), or (iii) through the Universities Admissions Centre, for students applying on the basis of a current Australian Year 12 secondary school examination, or studying either an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

Additional incidental fees

Additional incidental fees not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics.