With the AUT Bachelor of Arts you can choose from majors in areas as diverse as languages, international studies, criminology, psychology, event management and education.
Build a degree that fits your passions and interests with the Bachelor of Arts. Get an in depth understanding of the wider world and your role in it, and learn how you can make a positive difference.
As you explore topics that unpack social issues, you’ll become a skilled problem solver, analytical thinker, communicator, researcher and questioner. The knowledge and skills you gain, combined with workplace experience opportunities in your final semester, will prepare you for meaningful careers in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad.
All subjects are useful, in particular Art History, Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, Media Studies and other languages.
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Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.
You can also choose from a wide range of minors from other AUT degrees.
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The Bachelor of Arts is highly flexible and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective courses from another area of study.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) you need to complete:
*Includes 30 points for your workplace experience (Work Integrated Learning course) or the course CLSY719 Foundations in Research for students planning to continue into postgraduate study
**From the Bachelor of Arts or another AUT degree
All Bachelor of Arts students need to complete core courses that help you develop transferable skills and support your work in all other courses in the degree.
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Complete one course from each of the following clusters. Each cluster aligns with one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Other double degree combinations may also be available. Contact your faculty to discuss your options.
You study two degrees at the same time in a single programme of study. It’s usually possible to complete two three-year degrees in four to five years. You need to maintain a B grade average across all courses and do courses from each degree every year.
The difference between double degrees and conjoint programmes is that in the double degrees you apply for and enrol separately in each of the two degrees. If you’re considering doing this, it’s important that you contact AUT to discuss your plans. Double degrees can be completed either one after the other or concurrently.
Adding a second major or a minor allows you to study another area that interests you from a wide range of subjects, so long as your timetable permits.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.