Bachelor of Arts - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Arts (Academic) may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts a student must be credited with courses having a minimum total value of 360 points.
(a)
Of these 360 points:
i.
at least 240 points must be from courses listed in Schedule B to these Regulations;
ii.
at least 15 points must be from courses listed in Schedule C to these Regulations
iii.
the remaining 105 points may be for courses from any undergraduate degree of the University.
(b)
In addition to these requirements, a student must be credited with courses to the value of;
i.
at least 225 points above 100-level, including
ii.
at least 90 points at 300-level.
(c)
Within the provisions outlined above a student must satisfy the requirements for at least either a major and a minor, or two majors.
i.
Majors for the Bachelor of Arts degree are in Schedule A to these Regulations.
ii.
Minors for the Bachelor of Arts degree are in Schedule A to these Regulations and Schedule B of the Bachelor of Commerce degree Regulations.
4.
Admission to the qualification

A student must satisfy the Admission Regulations for the University to be admitted to this qualification.

5.
Subjects
This qualification may be awarded with majors and minors. The requirements of each major and minor are listed in Schedule A to these Regulations.
(a)
A major consists of a minimum of 135 points from a single subject area. Of these 135 points:
i.
at least 60 points must be at 300-level, and
ii.
at least a further 45 points must be at 200-level or above.
(b)
A minor consists of a minimum of 75 points from a single subject area. Of these 75 points:
i.
at least 45 points must be at 200-level or above.
(c)
A student must meet the requirements for each major or minor.
(d)
All majors and minors must be in separate subject areas listed in Schedule A.
(e)
Any given course must contribute to only one major or minor.
(f)
A course fulfilling the Schedule C requirement cannot also contribute to the requirements for a major or minor.
6.
Time limits

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with a time limit of 10 years.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits
This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with the following stipulations:
(a)
Credit from the Bachelor of Laws
i.
A student for the Bachelor of Arts who is or has been enrolled for the Bachelor of Laws may cross-credit to the Bachelor of Arts 120 points, including LAWS 101.
ii.
A further 30 points LAWS at 200-level may be cross-credited between the BA and the LLB, provided at least that number of points have been credited to the LLB above 100-level, and provided the student has not been cross-credited with any courses under LLB Regulation 7(b)(i) that are credited to the BA.
(b)
Credit from the Bachelor of Fine Arts
i.
A student enrolled in the BA who is concurrently enrolled in, or has completed, the BFA may cross-credit courses between the two degrees at 100- and 200-level up to a maximum of 150 points.
8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with no additional stipulations.

9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for this qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
There are no advancing qualifications for this degree.
(b)
A student who has not met the requirements for the BA, or who wishes to transfer to transfer to any of the undergraduate certificates or diplomas in Arts may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) for admission, provided they meet the requirements for entry to that qualification.
11.
Transition regulation

A student who enrolled in the Degree of Bachelor of Arts for the first time prior to 1 January 2018 is not required to include a course from Schedule C in their degree.

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