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Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


4 years

Next start date

Expected July 2022


University of Otago


The Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) will enable you to combine your passion for arts and science in one degree.

Today's workplaces demand a different kind of graduate. The ability to think critically, solve problems and work as a team could prove advantageous in your future career. Studying for a multidisciplinary degree demonstrates adaptability and resourcefulness – skills that many employers are seeking.

Tackling big world issues requires multi-faceted solutions that may include new technology and scientific breakthroughs, but will also require an understanding of their impact on people and society.

The BASc will give you scientific capabilities as well as knowledge of human history, how people think, and how societies function so that you are better able to engage in areas such as global health, security, food production and climate change.

Bachelor of Arts Majors:
Anthropology; Asian Studies; Biblical Studies; Chinese; Christian Thought and History; Classics; Communication Studies; Computer Science; Economics; Education; English; English and Linguistics; European Studies; Film and Media Studies; French; Gender Studies; Geography; German; Global Studies; History; Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui; Information Science; Japanese; Language and Linguistics; Linguistics; Maori Studies; Mathematics; Music; Pacific Islands Studies; Philosophy; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology; Spanish; Sport Development and Management; Statistics; Theatre Studies; Tourism, Languages and Cultures

Bachelor of Science Majors:
Anatomy; Biochemistry; Botany; Chemistry; Computer Science; Ecology; Economics; Energy Science and Technology; Exercise and Sport Science; Food Science; Genetics; Geography; Geology; Human Nutrition; Information Science; Land Planning and Development; Mathematics; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Oceanography; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Plant Biotechnology; Psychology; Sport Development and Management; Statistics; Surveying Measurement; Zoology

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