The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is an undergraduate degree comprising 24 units taken over 3 years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent).
In your first year as a BA student, you can select from units across a range of disciplines - including creative writing, economics, geography, history, legal studies, linguistics, literature, marketing, management, not-for-profit management, sociology and various languages. Before the end of your first year, you will be able to nominate a major in which to specialise - you will need to complete 8 units from that major (10 units for language majors).
Alongside your major, you will also take core units in research skills. This works towards a major project in your final year in which you will research a real-world organisation, diagnose issues and present solutions.
You can enrich your major with a second major (or a minor) in another discipline from the humanities and social sciences. Alternatively, you may decide to broaden your studies by selecting general electives from faculties such as business or mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences.
All undergraduate students also take one core unit per year from the School of Christian Studies.
A Bachelor Degree qualifies individuals who apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake professional work and as a pathway for further learning.
Upon completing the Bachelor of Arts, you will be able to:
Each unit you take in the Bachelor of Arts program will contribute towards the fulfilment of these broader learning outcomes.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) comprises 24 units of study (or subjects). Each unit represents 3 credit points. To fulfil the requirements of the BA award, you will need to complete a minimum of 72 credit points.Common Core units (8 units)
As a Sheridan BA student, you will take core units common to all BA students in all three years of your study. There are three types of common core units:
You may choose from one of the following fields of study for your major:
You will do a minimum of eight units specific to that discipline (ten for language majors), including a minimum of at least four Level-300 units.
You may also nominate a double major. Adding a second major will usually require taking additional units and will extend the length of your Bachelor degree by one or more semesters.Minor / General electives (8 units, or 6 for language majors)
In addition to your major, you can construct a minor within your BA degree. A minor comprises four 200/300-level units in a humanities or social sciences discipline that is not your major, and provides you with a second specialisation.
Find out more about Minors in the Bachelor of Arts
Alternatively, you may choose to broaden your studies by taking general electives either from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or from another school at Sheridan, provided you meet the necessary prerequisites for those units.
A list of all units is available on the last page of Sheridan's brochure