Course

Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Approved Abbreviation: BA(DeansSchol)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1655.8

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 071557G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Spring 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2017 - 1655.7 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Commencement Year 2016 - 1655.6 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Commencement Year 2015 - 1655.5 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Commencement Year 2013 & 2014 - 1655.4 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Commencement Year 2012 - 1655.3 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Commencement Year 2010 and 2011 - 1655.2 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Commencement Year 2008 and 2009 - 1655.1 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

The Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s Scholars) degree will provide you with all the opportunities available in the Bachelor of Arts plus the opportunity to participate in a tailored mentoring and advanced academic study program. Throughout the degree you will develop superior knowledge and confidence to graduate a step ahead in your career. This degree has been designed to extend your knowledge and understanding of key disciplines within the Bachelor of Arts. Throughout the degree, you will be invited to participate in the academic and research life of the School of Humanities and Communication Arts including symposia and academic seminars. Through regular meetings with senior leadership staff at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, we will help you plan your studies and opportunities to explore further advancement at Western Sydney.

This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Dean’s Scholars program are automatically enrolled in The Academy@WesternSydney, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

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Course adviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Arts Psychology Key Program including the 40 credit point Bachelor of Arts core units is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). A Psychological Studies major/sub-major does not meet APAC requirements for an accredited sequence in Psychology.

Admission

Assumed knowledge: two units of HSC English.

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

ATAR of at least 90.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

Core Components

All students must enrol in and complete the 40 credit points of Bachelor of Arts Year 1 Core units.

The 40 credit points core is made up of

Year 1 Core units

100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions
100846Analytical Reading and Writing

All students must complete

  • Either a First Specialisation or Key Program in Psychology
  • A Second Specialisation

First Specialisation

Students must successfully complete an 80 credit point major from the list below (see First Specialisations)

Second Specialisation and electives

Students must complete 120 credit points, by completing

  • 20 credit points Dean’s Scholars pool units

And

Either

  • a 40 credit point Arts sub-major in a different specialisation (from the list of Second Specialisations below) and
  • 60 credit points of elective units

Or

  • a second 80 credit point Arts major in a different specialisation to their first major from the list of Second Specialisations below, and
  • 20 credit points of elective units

Or

KT1000Psychology

  • the 160 credit point accredited Key Program in Psychology (which includes the 40 credit point Bachelor of Arts Level 1 core units listed above); plus
  • a 40 credit point Arts Sub major from the list below (see Second Specialisations),

and

  • 20 credit points Dean’s Scholars pool units

plus

  • 20 credit points of elective units

Dean’s Scholars pool units

Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s Scholars) not undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking (BALCT) must complete at least 20 credit points from the following Dean’s Scholar’s pool units

102211Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking
102250Ethical Leadership
301072Innovation Lab
102193International Special Study
101173Internship
102212Internship and Community Engagement
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301070Logic, Rhetoric and Argumentation
301069Research Stories

Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s Scholars) also undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking (BALCT) must complete 20 credit points from the following pool

100961Humanities Internship
102193International Special Study
102522International Study Tours
101173Internship

First Specialisations

Students not taking the accredited sequence in Psychology must complete one of the following Majors.

Note: Not all majors are available on all campuses.

Note: The following Majors and Sub-majors have inherent requirements; Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese. Please see the link below to the Inherent Requirements page

Inherent Requirements

M1097Anthropology
M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1113Creative Writing
M1069Criminology and Criminal Justice
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M2510Economy and Markets
M1053English
M1071Geography and Urban Studies
M2513Global Business
M1077Heritage and Tourism
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M2514Innovation and Change
M1108International English

Please note: M1108 International English has been replaced by M1129 International English for students who commence this course from the 2019 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in M1108 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

M1129International English
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1119Linguistics
M1114Musicology
M1115Music Performance
M2512Organisations and Work
M1083Peace and Development Studies
M1058Philosophy
M1110Psychological Studies
M1073Sociology

Second Specialisations

All students must complete a second specialisation.

Students completing the Key Program in Psychology must choose a sub-major.

Note: Not all majors and sub-majors are available on all campuses

Note: Students completing the 160 credit point accredited Key Program in Psychology must not choose SM1115 Psychological Studies as their Sub-major.

M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1113Creative Writing
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M1053English
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M1108International English

Please note: M1108 International English has been replaced by M1129 International English for students who commence this course from the 2019 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in M1108 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

M1129International English
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1119Linguistics
M1058Philosophy
M1110Psychological Studies
M1114Musicology
M1115Music Performance
SM1077Arabic
SM1078Chinese
SM1116Creative Writing
SM1070Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1071English
SM1072History and Political Thought
SM1128Immersion Language
SM1049Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1112Indonesian
SM1120International English

Please note: SM1120 International English has been replaced by SM1132 International English for students who commence this course from the 2019 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in SM1120 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

SM1132International English
SM1073International Relations and Asian Studies
SM1074Islamic Studies
SM1080Japanese
SM1119Linguistics
SM1065Musicology
SM1017Music Performance
SM1076Philosophy
SM1115Psychological Studies

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit

Year 2

Autumn session

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit

Spring session

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Dean’s Scholars pool unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit

Year 3

Autumn session

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Elective unit or Key Program Psychology unit

Spring session

First Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Dean’s Scholars pool unit

Elective unit or Second Specialisation unit Or Key Program Psychology unit

Elective unit or Key Program Psychology unit

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Students in Advanced courses may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Applied Leadership or Critical Thinking.

SM3082.1 Applied Leadership

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective sub-major via MySR.

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