Please view the recorded Semester 2, 2020 Welcome to the BA Zoom session here.

The Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree that provides students with the optimal balance between a defined sequence of study and flexible course options. This innovative program has been designed to develop graduates with the key practical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge required to be the leaders of tomorrow.

The program will provide you with highly developed skills in written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal understanding. A BA graduate is someone who has gained skills and knowledge and can apply these skills in many different jobs, careers and life situations. You can choose from a wide range of majors, tailoring the degree to suit your own particular career aspirations.

First year plans

The program planner tool is designed to help you understand the BA structure and select courses that may be of interest to you in your first year of studies. 

Please note that the program planner is a guide only and does not enrol you in your courses, you must enrol in courses through mySI-net.

In order to complete the BA program you must successfully complete 24 courses, which equates to 48 units (please note: at UQ, we call subjects 'courses' and most courses are worth 2 units each). Some of these courses will form your majors and some will be free electives where you can sample a wide range of courses offered at UQ. The first 8 units you enrol in must be from courses included in the BA Course List.

A student is required to obtain 48 units, comprising either:

The balance from electives from the Course List or other courses approved by the Executive Dean.

The Starting at UQ website provides a guide for completing your enrolment.

3+2 MASTER OF TEACHING EDUCATION PATHWAY

3+2 Master of Teaching (Secondary) Education

3+2 Master of Teaching (Primary) Education*

*Students that wish to progress into the Master of Teacher (Primary) will receive individual advice regarding their course selection. There is currently no extra information for this pathway.​

STUDY PLANNERS

Credit for General Electives:

8 Units of Block Electives

12 Units of Block Electives

16 units of Block Electives

Beijing International Studies University (BISU)

Commencing Semester 2 2019

Commencing Semester 2 2020

Chulalongkorn University

Commencing Semester 2 2019

Commencing Semester 2 2020

East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST)

Commencing Semester 2 2019

Commencing Semester 2 2020

University of Indonesia

Commencing Semester 2 2019

Commencing Semester 2 2020

Commencing Semester 1 2021

Commencing Semester 2 2021

 

 

What courses do I need to do?

To ensure that students are familiar with their program rules and requirements we ask that all students complete a self-progression check in the first instance. Then if you still have questions or concerns about your outstanding program requirements the Faculty would be happy to review your progression check and provide advice. To complete a progression check please use the following steps:

Commenced BA 2014 Onwards

Step 1 – Print out your studies report from mySI-net using the following steps:

  • Log into mySI-net
  • From the top left-hand side menu select the option for ‘Studies Report’
  • Follow the prompts

Step 2 - Go to the online program planner tool.

Step 3 – Select your year of commencement.

Step 4 – Select ‘All years.’

Step 5 – Follow the program planner through the remaining steps, selecting your program structure; your majors; and then the courses you have completed.

Commenced BA pre-2014

(Please note, students who commence their BA program prior to 2008 should contact the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Step 1 – Print out your studies report from mySI-net using the following steps:

  • Log into mySI-net
  • From the top left-hand side menu select the option for ‘Studies Report’
  • Follow the prompts

Step 2 – Select your program from the list: http://www.uq.edu.au/study/faculty.html?faculty=hss

Step 3 – Select your year of commencement from the top right hand side and click ‘Change’.

Step 4 – Go to ‘Program Rules and Requirements’ and ensure that you have understanding of your program requirements, for example, do you need to select a major; is there an advanced level requirement etc.  Once you understand your program requirements you can move to the next step.  

Step 5 – Select the green course list button on the left hand menu.

Step 6 – Compare your studies report to the course list and tick off the courses you have completed, and note the courses you are planning to complete in the future. Ensuring that you have completed all of your compulsory courses, and courses towards your major(s).

Step 7 – Once you have gone through and ticked off all of your completed courses, view your program rules and requirements again to ensure that you are meeting all requirements (e.g. overall structural requirements, advanced level requirements etc). Ensure you can tick off that you have completed (or are planning to complete) all of the requirements.


Please Note

  • To have your progression check verified by a Student Administration Officer, or if you have questions or concerns, please upload your completed check by signing in here using your UQ username and password.  Please ensure that you upload your studies report, course list(s) (ensuring you have indicated all completed courses and future enrolments), and program rules with your notes;
  • A course may only count once toward the program (including dual programs);
  • Dual degree students must consult with the relevant faculty regarding outstanding requirements for the other component of the dual.

Standard Requirements for BA Single majors:

  • minimum of 16 units
  • contain at least 2 units for gateway courses (introductory, usually at Level 1)
  • contain at least 2 units for cornerstone courses (consolidating, usually at Level 2)
  • contain at least 2 units for capstone courses (advanced, always at Level 3)
  • maximum of 4 units can be taken at Level 1 (including a gateway course)
  • students must complete a minimum of 4 units at Level 3 (including capstone courses)

Standard Requirements for BA Extended majors:

  • minimum of 24 units
  • contain at least 2 units for gateway courses (introductory, usually at Level 1)
  • contain at least 2 units for cornerstone courses (consolidating, usually at Level 2)
  • contain at least 2 units for capstone courses (advanced, always at Level 3)
  • 4-6 units can be taken at Level 1 (including a gateway course)
  • students must complete a minimum of 4 units at Level 3 (including capstone courses)

Standard Requirements for BA minors:

  • minimum of 8 units
  • contain at least 2 units for gateway courses (introductory, usually at Level 1)
  • contain at least 2 units for cornerstone courses (consolidating, usually at Level 2)
  • maximum of 4 units can be taken at Level 1 (including a gateway course)

Note that these are minimum requirements - some majors/minors have additional requirements or exceptions.

Transferring from the BA to another UQ degree

Students can either transfer from the Bachelor of Arts into one of the below programs, or add one of the below to their BA as a dual degree.

To transfer from the BA to another undergraduate program within the Faculty, please seek advice from our Student Administration team.