Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

The Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars) degree provides you with the opportunity to participate in a tailored mentoring and advanced academic study program. Throughout the degree you will develop superior knowledge and confidence to graduate a step ahead in your career. This degree has been designed to extend your knowledge and understanding of key disciplines within the Bachelor of Arts.

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration 3F / 6P
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code1655.7
UAC Code720102 [Penrith]; 720100 [Bankstown]; 720104 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank90.00 ATAR [Penrith]; 90.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 90.00 ATAR [Parramatta]
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration3F
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code1655.7 [CRICOS Code 071557G] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

Throughout the degree, you will be invited to participate in the academic and research life of the School of Humanities and Communication Arts including symposia and academic seminars. Through regular meetings with senior leadership staff at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, we will help you plan your studies and opportunities to explore further advancement at Western Sydney University. 

This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Dean's Scholars program are automatically enrolled in The Academy (opens in a new window), which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.

Practical experience

Practical components are accepted towards a student's degree via practicum or internship subject and/or advanced standing (in class where experience is directly related to the course of study).

Professional Recognition 

Completion of a 160-credit point Key Program in Psychology, which includes a 12-unit psychology sequence, will fulfil the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements for a three-year accredited sequence in Psychology. Completion of a fourth year will satisfy the educational requirements for registration as a Provisional Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). A further two years of supervised practise as a Provisional Psychologist is necessary for General Registration. Entry into any fourth year program is competitive, and has a minimum entry standard of a Credit average in second and third year units, including a Credit in the majority of psychology units.

Additional Selection Criteria

This course is made available to high-achieving students only. To be eligible for admission to the B Arts (Dean's Scholars), a student must attain a minimum ATAR of 90.25

Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts.

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

This degree will equip students for careers in a wide range of areas, depending on which key program they complete. Refer to the Bachelor of Arts majors for details about career opportunities.

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.

To find out more about Dean's Scholar programs - refer to The Academy at the Western Sydney University (opens in a new window).