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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

  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 Māori and Indigenous Studies, or the Faculty of Education 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. Arts and Social Sciences majors
          Anthropology
          Economics
          Environmental Planning
          Geography
          History
          Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management1
          Linguistics
          Philosophy
          Political Science
          Population Studies
          Psychology
          Screen and Media Studies
          Social Policy
          Sociology
    2. Māori and Indigenous Studies majors
          Māori and Indigenous Studies
          Pacific and Indigenous Studies
    3. Education majors
          Digital Learning
          Education and Society
          Human Development
  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 Arts and Social Sciences majors:

      ARTSC111, 15 points from either ENSLA202 or a paper in List A: Academic Foundations, at least 15 points from papers specified in the Cultural Perspectives page in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers, 15 points from List B 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 Māori and Indigenous Studies majors:

      MAORI100, MAORI103, one of MAORI203 or MAORI303, at least 15 points from papers as specified in the Work-Integrated Learning page in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers and 45 points from MAORI and PACIS coded papers.

    3. for candidates enrolled in Te Kura Toi Tangata Education majors:

      ARTSC111, either EDSOC101 or HMDEV100, EDUCA110, EDUCA200, EDUWK300, 15 points from List A: Academic Foundations, and 15 points from List B.

  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 Ethics, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Public Policy, Work, Employment and Society.
  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 Bachelor of Social Sciences from 2018. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Sciences prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.

Notes:

  1. There will be no new intake into this major in 2021.

List A: Academic Foundations
ARTSC101
Indigenous Social Science Research
ARTSC103
Rights and Reason
ARTSC106
Critical Social Science Research: The Crisis of Climate Change
ENSLA103
English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Writing
List B
EDUCA210
Learning Through Life: Contexts and Considerations
PSYCH211
Understanding Psychological Research
SSRES200
Social Science Research Methods