Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • QS Stars
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(NZD) 35182-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb, Jul
Modern science is rapidly changing and these developments require people to think carefully about their implications. New-found abilities in fields such as artificial intelligence and genetic manipulation may enhance human welfare, but are not risk-free. Problems such as climate change are difficult to solve because the practices that give rise to them also provide great benefits. The BASc degree at Otago allows students to include humanities papers in a science degree and science papers in an arts degree, each normally taking three years. They can also complete a double degree programme, which would normally take five years. The BASc requires students to complete two major subjects: an arts major subject and a science (or applied science) major subject. Although the BASc is normally a four-year degree, students who are prepared to take on a higher workload can finish in three and a half years. Students can also include a minor subject in the programme.

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Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 194 in the 2021/22 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

It first received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016 (and again in 2018 and 2021).

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

It also offers a Summer School, Study Abroad and Distance Learning programmes.

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