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Bachelor of Arts as a participant in the Deans Scholars Program

Course code: 1638 ~ Course abbreviation: BA(DeansScholPrg) ~ Total credit points required: 144 ~ 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

Students selected as deans scholars in arts will be eligible to choose the campus at which they wish to undertake their Bachelor of Arts program. The Deans Scholars Program applies only to the Bachelor of Arts. Specialised degrees, double degrees or double awards are not included in the program.

Deans scholars in arts who qualified for an award in 2005 and studied full-time received a scholarship of $3000 for that year (pro rata for part-time students). At the time of printing, the 2007 amount had not been finalised; students should contact the faculty for further details. The scholarship is renewable for each year of the course, subject to satisfactory academic performance (normally a distinction grade average).

Course objectives

The faculty offers students in the Deans Scholars Program - Arts the opportunity to plan, in consultation with an adviser, personalised courses that differ in academic merit and scope from the normal Bachelor of Arts degree program.

Course structure

Areas of study

For information on majors and minors, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

To fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts, students must complete the following:

(a) an arts major (48 points)

(b) an arts minor (24 points)

(c) another first-year arts sequence (12 points)

(d) another 12 points of arts at first, second or third-year level

(e) a minimum of 36 points at third-year level (across the duration of the degree).

Of the 144 points, 96 points must be in the structure outlined in steps (a) to (d), and the remaining 48 points may be taken from disciplines in the Faculty of Arts or from disciplines outside the faculty. This means students can study a second major from the Arts faculty*, or a major (equivalent) from another faculty. A major from a faculty other than Arts usually requires the permission of that faculty.

Note that no more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level. Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.

    *Including psychology units.

Course progression requirements

The performance of deans scholars in arts will be evaluated at the end of each year. Students are expected to continue achieving at the same high level at which they entered the program (normally distinction level). Students who are unable to maintain the required level of performance in each year may forfeit their Deans Scholars Award.

Contact details

Course coordinator

Jun Yano