We have recently completed a review of the Bachelor of Arts and have made some changes to this program for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

Some of the changes were made to standardise aspects of UQ undergraduate programs, including minimum requirements for the study of Level 3 courses. Other changes were made to ensure that we have a sustainable suite of program, plan and course offerings.

When viewing the 2020 BA course list on the Programs and Courses website, you can change which year you are viewing using the dropdown box near the top right of the list to compare the 2021 BA with the pre-2021 program.

As a continuing student, your choice of plans (Minors, Majors, Extended Majors) will determine to what extent you are affected by these changes, but please be assured that if you remain in your pre-2021 single or dual degree program you will be able to complete the combination of plans you have commenced.

We are here to help you plan your enrolment for 2021. 

5. I am considering changing into a BA dual program with a different program code in 2021. What should I do?

If you are considering a program change into a BA dual (either from a single BA, or from a dual program with a different program code) you should first carefully consider the following information:

  • If you are a domestic student changing into a BA dual program, you will be charged the 2021 fee schedule. Please view the unit of study fees schedule for further details.
  • BA plans that have been discontinued in 2020 will not be available in 2021 dual programs.
    • For example, if you are currently completing a Public Policy Major, or a Korean Extended Major in a BA single or dual program, these plans will not be available in the 2021 BA dual programs.
  • When you change into a 2021 BA dual, you must follow the new structure and rules for BOTH component programs. You cannot choose to follow the old structure in one component, and the new structure in the other.
    • For example if you change into a 2021 BA dual program, you cannot complete pre-2021 BA plan combinations such as a Major and two Minors, or BA electives with an Extended Major (in 2021 rules, an Extended Major must be combined with a Minor).
  • To apply to change your program to a 2021 dual program you may need to lodge an internal program change request or lodge an online QTAC application. For more information on which application process is required please visit the UQ Changing Programs webpage.

Please contact our Student Administration team if you need advice: hass@uq.edu.au