7 May 2018
Thinking about a BA at the University of Auckland next year? Looks like you’re going to be doing a double major.
Student magazine Salient reports this week that following on from the proposed closure of various specialty libraries at the University of Auckland, some changes are coming for students starting a Bachelor of Arts in 2018.
All UoA Bachelor of Arts students from 2018 must now undertake a double major, a change from the past when students had one major subject and a minor one. The most adept students generally went for a double major anyway, but now all will be taking this route so that potential advantage may now be lost.
A degree with greater academic depth and focus
The University of Auckland says the aim of the new BA structure is to “give students a degree with greater academic depth and focus, and to enhance preparation for employment or postgraduate study”.
The new degree structure means students will need to sort out their two majors before the start of their second year of the degree. It will still require students to take two General Education papers as part of their degree.
Auckland has been gradually tightening their entry requirements and to get into the BA programme students will need a good NCEA, IB or Cambridge rank score.