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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
  2. Admission

  3. Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications
  4. Requirements for the Degree

  5. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is three years.
  6. Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law, or the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies and follow an approved programme of study.
  7. Candidates must gain 360 points at 100, 200, 300, and/or 400 levels, including at least 225 points above 100 level and 75 points above 200 level.
  8. Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
    1. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences majors
          Anthropology
          Economics
          Education and Society
          English
          Environmental Planning
          Geography
          History
          Human Development
          International Languages and Cultures
          Linguistics
          Music
          Philosophy
          Political Science
          Population Studies
          Psychology
          Screen and Media Studies
          Social Policy
          Sociology
          Theatre Studies
          Writing Studies
    2. Faculty of Law major
          Law
    3. Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies majors
          Māori and Indigenous Studies
          Pacific and Indigenous Studies
          Te Reo Māori
  9. To complete the requirements of a single major, candidates must gain 135 points in that major, including at least 105 points above 100 level, of which at least 60 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  10. Candidates completing a single major may also complete a minor by gaining 60 points in any minor subject, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the minor in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers .
  11. Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
  12. To complete the requirements of a double major, candidates must gain 120 points in each major, including at least 90 points above 100 level, of which at least 45 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for each major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  13. A paper completed towards the requirements of a major cannot be counted towards the requirements of another major or a minor.
  14. Candidates must also complete at least 105 points from papers listed for the field of the Degree if completing a single major, or at least 120 points from papers listed for the field of the Degree if completing a double major, including:
    1. for candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

      ARTSC110, 15 points from List A: Academic Foundations, at least 15 points from papers as specified in the Cultural Perspectives page in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, and at least 15 points from papers as specified in the Work-Integrated Learning page in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.

    2. for candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Law:

      ARTSC110, LEGAL106 (30 points), 15 points from List A: Academic Foundations, at least 15 points from papers as specified in the Cultural Perspectives page in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, at least 15 points from papers as specified in the Work-Integrated Learning page in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.

    3. for candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies:

      MAORI100, MAORI103, at least 15 points from papers as specified in the Work-Integrated Learning page in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers and 60 points from MAORI and PACIS coded papers.

  15. Candidates may take up to 120 points from outside the field of the Degree.
  16. The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 6 of these regulations as well as Chinese, Ethics, French, Japanese, and Spanish.
  17. Variations
  18. The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 120 points to be taken from outside the field of the Degree in individual cases.
  19. The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
  20. Transitional Arrangements
  21. These regulations apply to all new applicants for the BA from 2018. Students who enrolled in the BA prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.
List A: Academic Foundations
ARTSC101
Indigenous Social Science Research
ARTSC103
Rights and Reason
ARTSC105
Language and Context
ENSLA103
English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Writing
ENSLA202
Academic Oral Strategies