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

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   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.
Requirements for the Degree
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is three years.
4.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must gain 360 points at 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, including at least 240 points above 100 level and 80 points above 200 level.
6.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  Majors
      Anthropology
      Economics
      Education and Society
      Environmental Planning
      Ethics
      Geography
      History
      Human Development
      Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
      Labour Studies
      Linguistics
      Māori and Pacific Development
      Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
      Philosophy
      Political Science
      Population Studies and Demography
      Psychology
      Public Policy
      Social Policy
      Sociology
      Studies in Religion
      Tourism Studies
      Women's and Gender Studies
7.   To complete the requirements of a major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that major, including 60 points 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.
8.   Candidates must also complete a supporting subject by gaining 70 points in a single subject other than the major, including at least 40 points above 100 level, except if taking a second major. In this case the requirements of a supporting subject are satisfied within the overall programme requirements.
9.   Candidates must complete at least 35 points, including at least 20 points above 100 level, from the methodology papers listed in the appendix to these regulations.
10.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
11.   To complete the requirements of a second major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that major, including 60 points above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
12.   Candidates may take up to 80 points from outside the field of the Degree.
13.   Candidates may take a further 40 points from outside the field of the Degree if they are completing a second major from outside of the majors listed in section 6 of these regulations.
14.   The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 6 of these regulations as well as English as a Second Language and Pacific Studies.
Variations
15.   The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 120 points to be taken from outside the field of the Degree in individual cases.
16.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

Appendix

Methodology Papers
ECON204 Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance (20 points)
GEOG228 Information Technology and Cartography (20 points)
GEOG301 Research in Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning (20 points)
HIST206 History in Practice: Historical Methods and Research (20 points)
LBST202 Work and Employment in Capitalist Societies (20 points)
LING231 General Linguistics (20 points)
PHIL103 Critical Reasoning (15 points)
PHIL208 Understanding Science: How and Why it Works (20 points)
POLS100 Playing Politics: Conflict, Co-operation and Choice (15 points)
PSYC208 Psychological Research: Analysis, Design and Measurement (20 points)
PSYC307 Research Methods (20 points)
SSRP202 The Practice of Social Science Research (20 points)

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