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Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts)

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts), students must satisfactorily complete 192 points at Pass level or better.

To exit with the Associate Degree in Liberal Studies (Arts), students must satisfactorily complete 128 points at Pass level or better.

To exit with the University Certificate in Liberal Studies (Arts), students must satisfactorily complete 64 points at a Pass level or better.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Liberal studies (Arts) program aims to provide flexible course options by offering access to a diverse pool of subjects, thereby increasing the potential for students to meet a wider range of vocational needs in an increasingly broad variety of environments.

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts)

This course aims to provide flexible course design options for undergraduate students of arts by providing access to a diverse pool of subjects requiring a wide range of skills for active and successful participation. The aim of this approach is to increase the potential for students to meet a wider range of vocational needs in an increasingly broad variety of environments.

On completion of the degree, students will:

  • be equipped with knowledge, skills and expertise in a variety of areas of endeavour
  • be instructed in the methods of discovery, advancement and utilisation of knowledge
  • have enhanced transferable skills such as proficient written and oral communication.

Associate Degree in Liberal Studies (Arts)

The aims of this course are to provide:

  • students with formal arts qualifications that reflect a generalist level of study
  • an understanding of conceptual tools, theories and methodologies in nominated areas of study in arts
  • an orientation to the purposes, functions and practices within nominated areas of study.

This course is an exit point from the Bachelor degree.

University Certificate in Liberal Studies (Arts)

The course will provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes outlined in the Associate Degree at an introductory level, dependent on subject selection. This course is an early exit point from the Bachelor degree.

Course flexibility

Students undertaking a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts) may desire the structure, or the particular employment/graduate opportunities that a traditional degree may offer. The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts) offers students a chance to engage in a different style of degree, while also providing them with opportunity to undertake subjects which make up alternative degrees.

Upon successful completion of a number of these subjects, it may be possible for students to transfer into an alternate course, such as the Bachelor of Arts. Likewise, students currently undertaking other courses within the Faculty of Arts may transfer into the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts) in order to take subjects that could not previously be counted towards their degree.

Course structure

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts)

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (normally equal to 24 subjects).

  • Students must satisfactorily complete COM120 Reasoning, Values and Communication.
  • No more than 10 level 1 subjects (80 points) may be counted towards the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts).
  • At least 5 subjects (40 points) must be taken at level 3.
  • No more than 8 subjects (64 points) may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts.

Associate Degree in Liberal Studies (Arts) [exit point only]

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points (normally equal to 16 subjects).

  • Students must satisfactorily complete COM120 Reasoning, Values and Communication.
  • No more than 8 level 1 subjects (64 points) may be counted towards the Associate Degree in Liberal Studies (Arts).
  • At least 4 subjects (32 points) must be taken at level 2.
  • No more than 6 subjects (48 points) may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts. 

University Certificate in Liberal Studies (Arts) [exit point only]

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (normally equal to 8 subjects).

  • Students must satisfactorily complete COM120 Reasoning, Values and Communication.
  • No more than 3 subject (24 points) may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts.

Enrolment pattern

It is not possible to specify an enrolment pattern. Students will receive written advice from Course Coordinator's about the subjects that best suit their needs and interests. It will be the students responsibility to select subjects based on this advice, subject availability, prerequisites, co-requisites and/or enrolment restrictions. Students must complete COM120 Reasoning, Values and Communication.

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

  • 3 years full-time on campus
  • 6 years part-time on campus
  • 6 years distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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