We have recently completed a review of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) and have made some changes to these programs which impact the BA/BSocSc dual for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021.

Some of the changes were made to standardise aspects of UQ undergraduate programs, including the unit-value of Majors. 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 or 2020 BSocSc course lists 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/BSocSc with the pre-2021 program.

The changes that have been made to this program will affect students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

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

We are here to provide you with some further detail to guide your enrolment decisions and to help you plan your enrolment for 2021.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program for Semester 1, 2021, you will need to submit a program change request in your mySI-net account by 12 February 2021 (program change requests open 4 December 2020).

2. What does this mean for continuing students?

Please be assured that If you are a continuing student and remain enrolled in the pre-2021 BA/BSocSc (program code 2067), you will be able to complete with the program structure and rules that were in place when you commenced.  

For the BSocSc component, only one course, SOCY2040 Families, Households and the Life Course, in the Health and Society Major will no longer be offered. It is being replaced by the new course SOCY2050 Sex, Gender and Social Relationships.

You will also be able to complete the BA plans you have declared even if they are no longer available for commencement in 2021. There will be changes to the course offerings available in some plans, but alternatives for completion of the plan will be provided (see sections 3 and 4).

However, if you are thinking of changing to the 2021 BA/BSocSc (program code 2505) dual program please read sections 5 carefully.