Information for students who began their Arts degree prior to 2000
An Arts Major Prior to 2000
If you began your Arts degree prior 2000 you may want to complete a 52 point major which was the standard major for the year you commenced your degree.
Note: Most Arts units are now worth six points. This means that if you do want to complete a 52 points major you will need to take a combination of 8 and 6 point units. See "Change from 8 to 6 credit point units" (below) for further information.
Major between 1996-1999
From 1996 - 1999 the standard major was three years of study in a single discipline, totalling 52 points.
The first year of the major consisted of one first-year level sequence (12 points), followed by a least 16 points (normally two units), at second-year level, followed by 24 points (normally 3 units) at third-year level.
Major before 1996
Prior to 1996 a major was three years of study in a single discipline, totalling 52 points.
The major consisted of a first-year level sequence (totalling 12 points) followed by a total of 40 points (normally 5 units) at the second and third-year levels, with at least 16 points (normally 2 units) at both second-year and third-year. The important difference is that the fifth unit could be taken at either the second or the third-year level.
Change from 8 to 6 credit point units
In 2001 the Arts Faculty moved from later year units with a value of 8 credit points to units with a value of 6 and 12 point units (or multiples thereof) at second and third year level.
If you have completed later year units with a value of 8 credit points within your Arts studies, and you have not already been in contact with the Faculty of Arts about your future course planning and requirements to course complete, you should complete an online request for course progression check to receive further advice.