Undergraduate study in social sciences and public policy

Student Profile — Lisa Leech

Lisa Leech is studying a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in criminology and conflict resolution. In her third year she had the opportunity to join the Peace Foundation for her co-operative education paper and found the experience invaluable. At the end of her placement, the Peace Foundation offered her a job. Lisa is not alone - many AUT students are offered a job after proving themselves while completing a workplace experience.

At AUT 89% of students do workplace experience as a part of their degree. It's a great way to build confidence and connect with your chosen industry before you graduate.

Undergraduate study in social sciences and public policy gives students a solid grounding of the field. Courses set students on the path to further education and research, or the opportunity to move directly into the workforce in their chosen field.
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Bachelor of Arts

Majors in the BA

Minors in the BA

In addition to the above majors, a variety of minors and elective papers give you the opportunity to broaden our subject areas. See the Bachelor of Arts overview page for more detail.


Other undergraduate programmes

Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Arts

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Arts are for students with an undergraduate degree who want to broaden or deepen educational, professional or vocational knowledge and skills in a familiar subject, or to develop knowledge in a new area.


Conjoint and double degree options

Bachelor of Arts conjoint degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB) double degree

The BA can be studied concurrently with the LLB as a double degree programme. Cross crediting enables the two degrees to be completed in five years. Students enrol in each degree separately with the relevant faculty.

BA students interested in undertaking this double degree programme should Robyn Bennitt for the recommended plan of how to structure the double degree.
Phone: +62 9 921 9999 ext 8480 or email: rbennitt@aut.ac.nz

LLB students should contact the AUT Law School
Phone: +64 9 921-9721 or email: law@aut.ac.nz

Last updated: 23-Jun-2017 2.12pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.