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), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPLIARSC-02

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 Coursework Policy 2014.

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, Bachelor of Arts Table A or Bachelor of Science Table A:
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 cannot 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 from Bachelor of Science Table A; and
(ii)
a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from Bachelor of Arts Table A, which must include at least 12 credit points of Arts 2000 or 3000-level units of study; or
(b)
For an Arts Major
(i)
a major from Bachelor of Arts Table A; and
(ii)
a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from Bachelor of Science Table A, which must include at least 12 credit points of 2000 or 3000-level units of study;
(4)
a maximum of 12 credit points from outside of Bachelor of Arts Table A and Bachelor of Science Table A may be taken from the Table S elective list; and
(5)
no more than 84 credit points of 1000-level units of study.

5 Majors and programs

(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 Bachelor of Science Table A majors available is specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.
(i)
Candidates choosing a Science major have the option of completing the Psychology Program (which contains the Psychological Sciences major).
(3)
The list of Bachelor of Arts Table A majors available is specified in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts.
(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 and who have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 or equivalent.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in Science are described in the Coursework Policy 2014 and in these course resolutions. Admission and award requirements for honours in Arts are described in the Coursework Policy 2014 and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
General conditions of candidature include:
(a)
Students must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the Faculty is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours course on a full-time basis permission may be granted by the Associate Dean to undertake honours part-time.
(b)
An applicant who is qualified to enrol in two honours courses may either:
(i)
complete the honours courses in the two subject areas separately and in succession; or
(ii)
complete a joint honours course, equivalent to an honours course in a single subject area, in the two subject areas as agreed by the Associate Dean and both Schools. A joint honours course shall comprise such parts of the two honours courses as may be decided by the Associate Dean.
(c)
A student may not re-attempt an honours course.
(4)
To qualify for the award of honours, a student must complete the required number of credit points of honours undergraduate units of study, as described in the Arts or Science Honours Unit of Study Table (Table A).
(5)
The grade of honours and the honours mark are determined by the performance in only the units of study listed in the Arts or Science Honours Unit of Study Table.
(6)
Honours is awarded as outlined in the Coursework Policy.

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 requirements of the Coursework Policy 2014, these course resolutions and the Resolutions of the 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 students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.