There are a number of qualifications at the University of Otago which are considered general bachelors’ degrees and are subject to the Entry Pathway system.
Programmes considered general bachelors’ degrees:
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHealSc)
- Bachelor of Music (MusB)
- Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Theology (BTheol)
A number of other courses are also subject to the Entry Pathway system:
- Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBioMedSc) (first year only)
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (first year only)
- Certificate of Proficiency (COP) for undergraduate papers
- Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC)
- Diploma in Language (DipLang)
- Health Sciences First Year
- Social Work Pre-professional
- Surveying First Year
- other intermediate courses
General bachelors’ degrees are normally taken over three years and require a minimum of 360 points. At least 180 of these points must be above 100-level, and at least 72 must be at 300-level in your major subject.
There must be a major subject in every general degree, which means that you must satisfy the requirements specified for that subject.
In the BAppSc degree the number of points permitted for papers from other degrees varies depending on your choice of major and minor subjects.
Most ordinary bachelors’ degrees and many of the specialised bachelors’ degrees have Honours degrees allied to them (e.g. BA and BA(Hons)).