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Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751660
The Bachelor of Journalism degree provides graduates with job-ready skills that will enable them to work across a range of careers in journalism, public relations, marketing and government. These include working in print, online and broadcast. The Bachelor of Arts provides graduates with skills in a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, English, History, Politics and languages. The Bachelor of Arts complements the production-based skills obtained in the Bachelor of Journalism.
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 - See Bachelor of Arts.
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Arts, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points.
The 216 credit points shall include:
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Journalism;
- 12cp of Journalism and/or other electives as outlined in the Bachelor of Journalism course handbook listing;
- At least one of the majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree;
- A second major (minimum 48cp and maximum 60cp), or a minor (minimum 24cp), from within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts; and
- Elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
- No more than 90 credit points at 100 level;
- A clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.
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 least 12 credit points must be at 200 level or higher.
Minors appear on the transcript (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.
Students can do an Honours degree in the Bachelor of Arts. This requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time).
Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.
Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements. Further information can be accessed at Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
The Faculty may impose quotas on subjects to ensure optimal class sizes.