2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751306

Additional Information:

Course Finder

*Students eligible for Credit Transfer may begin in Summer Session if appropriate subjects are available.


This double degree program enables students to combine a major from the Bachelor of Arts and a major (including the core subjects) from the Bachelor of Economics and Finance. The choice of majors by students can reflect future employment or simply interest. Students have taken majors in Politics and Economics, Sociology and Human Resource Management, even Accounting and History.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

The course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes. Further information about major learning outcomes for the BA is available under the relevant BA major page in the Undergraduate Course Handbook.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the double degree of Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance students must complete a minimum of 210 credit points.

The 210 credit points shall include:

  1. The requirements of the Bachelor of Economics and Finance;
  2. At least 90 credit points of subjects offered by the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts. This will include:
  • LHA 101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities;
  • at least one of the majors listed in the Bachelor of Arts ;
  • a second major (minimum 48cp and maximum 60cp), or a minor (24cp), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, AND
  • subjects that are not already counted towards the requirements of the Bachelor of Economics & Finance;
  1. Electives to bring the total credit points to 210;
  2. No more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects.

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (subject code LHA 101) is a compulsory 6 credit point subject that must be undertaken by each student during their first year, and ideally during their first session. Students will be introduced to key concepts, including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning. This subject is designed to orient and support students during their first session of university and to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed in their first year. The subject will also assist students to understand the structure of their degree, to plan their study pathway and to plan for post-university careers.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
BA Core (all BA students must complete the following subject):
LHA 101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities 6 Autumn, Spring

Minor Study

Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which at 12 credit points are completed at 200-level or higher.

Minors appear on the transcript (i.e. academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.

Where a minor is taken from outside of an Arts degree, refer to the requirements prescribed for that minor.


Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook page for further information about this degree.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 9 November, 2016