Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

 

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPLIARSC-01

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

BHLIARSH-01

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Honours)

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is either on the basis of completion of secondary study via the NSW Higher School Certificate, leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent (and subject to special admissions provisions as set out in the Coursework Rule), or on the basis of Mature Age Admission as set out in the Admissions chapter of the Coursework Rule.

4 Requirements for award

To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete 144 credit points, with at least 132 credit points from the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Units Table, Arts Table A or Science Table 1:
COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS
(1)
a minimum of 36 credit points of units listed in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Units Table; including
(a)
ATHK1001 and WRIT1001; and
(b)
a minimum of 6 credit points of units from Part C Ethics in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Units Table; and
(c)
the remaining 18 credit points of Liberal Studies units may be taken from any of the six areas of the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Units Table, Parts A-F.
(2)
units of study chosen to satisfy requirements of the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Units Table can not count towards the Science or Arts requirements below; and
(3)
all students must complete either a Science major or an Arts major:
(a)
For a Science Major
(i)
a major in Science from Table 1; and
(ii)
a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from Arts Table A, which must include at least 12 credit points at Arts senior level (2000 or 3000 level); or
(b)
For an Arts Major
(i)
a major in Arts from Table A; and
(ii)
a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from Science Table 1, which must include at least 12 credit points at Science intermediate or senior level (2000 or 3000 level);
(4)
a maximum of 12 credit points from outside of Arts Table A and Science Table 1 may be taken with approval from the relevant Faculty; and
(5)
no more than 84 credit points of junior units of study.

5 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major is a requirement of the course. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major.
(2)
The list of Table 1 Science majors available is specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.
(3)
The list of Table A Arts majors available is specified in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(4)
Units of study counted towards a major may not count toward the Liberal Studies requirements.

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates who complete an additional year of full time study in either Science or Arts at the completion of the degree.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in Science are described in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science. Admission and award requirements for honours in Arts are described in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science is awarded as either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2016 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2016 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2016 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020, or later date as the Faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.