Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

Degree structure and Requirements

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

To qualify for the award of the combined degree, candidates must complete 240 credit points in total, comprising:

  • a major (48 credit points) from Table A Subject Areas including two additional majors that are exclusive to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws;
    o Global Studies
    o Media Studies
  • 12 credit points of units from the Open Learning Environment as set out in Table O;
  • 36 credit points of elective units from Table A Subject Areas or Table S and;
  • 144 credit points of Law units of study as specified in the University of Sydney Law School Undergraduate Table, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3 of the combined degree and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Laws.

Dalyell stream

The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream for high achievers. Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as the ‘Dalyell Scholars’. As a Dalyell Scholar students will have access to curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Dalyell Scholars must take 12 credit points of Dalyell stream units in addition to their degree requirements.

Dalyell stream units emphasise the development of vision, depth of understanding, adaptability, breadth of perspective, societal contribution and a high level of capability in operating across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Dalyell Scholars may take Dalyell stream units offered by any faculty.

Additionally with the permission of the Dalyell Program Director, students will have access to enrichment and accelerated units of study that can be competed as electives.

For further details regarding the Dalyell stream, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Majors and minors

A major consists of 48 credit points in a single subject area. A minor consists of 36 credit points in a single subject area.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws must complete a major from the Table A Subject Areas to meet degree requirements.

Pre-2018 Curriculum students

Students who started their current degree prior to 2018 should follow the requirements (such as 36cp majors) listed in the handbook of the year they commenced the degree.

For example, a student who started their Bachelor of Arts in 2017 should follow the 2017 Handbook requirements. Handbooks for previous years are located in the Handbook Archive.

Available units of study will appear in the unit of study enrolment task screens in Sydney Student.

Table O - Open Learning Environment (OLE)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws are required to complete 12 credit points in units of study from the Open Learning Environment (OLE) to meet the requirements for their degree/s.

Details of available OLE units can be found in Table O in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Electives

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws can complete elective units of study from the subject areas listed in Table A and Table S (shared pool).

The available units of study are listed inTable A Subject Areas andTable Sin the Interdisciplinary Studies handbook.