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Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc)

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Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Overview

The Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc) is a three-year undergraduate degree. The major subjects for the degree, Clothing and Textile Sciences, Design Studies, Consumer Food Science, Human Nutrition and Human Services focus on the needs, development, health and well-being of people in society and on the development, utilisation and understanding of resources.

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

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Major Subject Areas

For a Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences degree (BCApSc) degree you must major in at least one of the following subjects:

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Approved Second Major and Minor Subject Areas

Major: Clothing and Textile Sciences

Second Major and Minors Requirements for Second Major Subjects
Any other BCApSc subject  
Chemistry As for BSc
Clothing, Textiles and Human Environment (Minor Subject only) As for BAppSc
History As for BA
Management See note below
Marketing Management See note below
Physiology As for BSc
Psychology As for BSc
Statistics As for BSc
Theatre Studies As for BA

Major: Consumer Food Science

Second Major and Minors Requirements for Second Major Subjects
Any other BCApSc subject  
Anthropology As for BA
Food Science As for BSc
Food Service Management (minor subject only)  As for BSc
History As for BA
Management See note below
Marketing Management See note below
Psychology As for BSc
Sociology As for BA
Statistics As for BSc

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Major: Design Studies

Second Major and Minors Requirements for Second Major Subjects
Any other BCApSc subject  
Art History and Theory As for BA
Computer Science As for BSc
Ecology As for BSc
Energy Studies As for BSc
Film and Media Studies As for BA
Geography As for BA
Information Science As for BSc
Land Planning and Development (major subject only) As for BSc
Management See note below
Marketing Management See note below
Performing Arts Studies (major subject only) As for BA
Psychology As for BSc
Tourism See note below

Major: Human Nutrition

Second Major and Minors Requirements for Second Major Subjects
Any other BCApSc subject  
Biochemistry As for BSc
Chemistry As for BSc
Food Science As for BSc
Management See note below
Marketing Management See note below
Physiology As for BSc
Psychology As for BSc
Statistics As for BSc

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Major: Human Services

Second Major and Minors Requirements for Second Major Subjects
Any other BCApSc subject
Anthropology As for BA
Economics As for BA
Education As for BA
Geography As for BA
Human Services Law (minor subject only) See note below
Māori Studies As for BA
Management See note below
Pastoral Studies As for BTheol
Politics As for BA
Psychology As for BSc

Notes:
Major and minor subject requirements for Management, Marketing Management, and Tourism are as for BCom. Unless they are also enrolled for BCom, BCApSc students are not required to take all the compulsory core of additional BSNS papers.

For Human Services Law, Minor Subject Requirements are LAWS 101 and at least 60 points from LAWS 311, LAWS 417, LAWS 448, LAWS 458, LAWS 459; admission to
300- and 400-level papers is subject to the approval of the Dean of Law.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc) majoring in Clothing and Textile Sciences*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Level Papers Points
100-level

36 points

Papers in biological, physical, and / or social sciences recommended

36
200-level

CLTE 203  Fundamentals of Clothing and Textiles

CLTE 204  Dress and Society

One of
CLTE 205  Product Development,
CLTE 206  The Fashion Trade,
CLTE 207  Clothing and Textiles in Sport.

18

18

18

300-level

CLTE 306  Project in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Three of
CLTE 303  Structural Properties of Materials and Products,
CLTE 304  Dress as Material Culture,
CLTE 305  Clothing, Humans and the Environment,
CLTE 309  Special Topic.

18

54

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Consumer and Applied Sciences

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc) majoring in Consumer Food Science*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Level Papers Points
100-level

FOSC 111  Food Principles

BSNS 103  Marketing and Consumption

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

CELS 191   Cell and Molecular Biology (recommended)

18

18

18

18

200-level

FOSC 213  Sensory Science

Two of
FOSC 202  Food Systems,
FOSC 211  Consumer Attitudes and Food Choice,
FOSC 212  Food and Cultural Perspectives.

18

36

300-level

Four of
FOSC 303  Food Quality Management,
FOSC 305  Food Policy and Consumer Issues,
FOSC 306  Advanced Sensory Science,
FOSC 307  Introduction to Food Marketing,
FOSC 308  Food and Consumers,
FOSC 309  Consumer Food Science Project.

One of ANTH 314HUNT 314, HUNT 331, MART 329, STAT 341 may be substituted for the equivalent number of 300-level FOSC points

72
Plus

162 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Consumer and Applied Sciences

162

Total   360

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Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc) majoring in Design Studies *

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Level Papers Points
100-level

DESI 111

DESI 121

18

18

200-level

DESI 212 or DESI 213

DESI 217

DESI 222 or DESI 223

DESI 227

18

18

18

18

300-level

Four 300-level DESI papers, including at least one of DESI 315, DESI 325, DESI 335

72

Plus

180 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Consumer and Applied Sciences

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc) majoring in Human Nutrition*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIOC 192  Foundations of Biochemistry

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

STAT 110  Staistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

HUNT 221  Macronutrients and Health

HUNT 222  Vitamins, Diets and Health

HUNT 223  Minerals, Undernutrition and Health

PHSL 251  Physiology (for Human Nutrition / Dietetics) (recommended)

BIOC 230  Biochemistry, or BIOC 223  Cellular Biochemistry and Metabolism  (recommended)

18

18

18

21

18

300-level

HUNT 311  Metabolism, Health and Disease

HUNT 312  Nutrition in Cancer and Heart Disease

HUNT 313  Life Cycle Nutrition

HUNT 314  Nutrition and Health Communciation

18

18

18

18

Plus

87 further points; must include 69 points at 200-level or above.

May be taken from outside Consumer and Applied Sciences.

Students intending to proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics should include HUNT 231, HUNT 331, BIOC 230 or BIOC 223, PHSL 251 and FOSC 111 in their degree programmes.

87

Total   360

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Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc) degree majoring in Human Services*

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator: appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz.

Level Papers Points
100-level

SOWK 111  Working with people: The New Zealand Context

SOWK 114 (this paper is no longer offered)

EDUC 102  Human Development, or PSYC 112  Human Thought and Behaviour

One of ANTH 103, ANTH 105, BSNS 105, ECON 112, ENVI 111, GEND 101, GEND 102, GEOG 102, MANT 102, MAOR 102, MAOR 110, PACI 101, POLS 102, POLS 103 (or LAWS 101 - 36 points)

18

18

18

18

200-level Three of
SOWK 233  Families and Change in New Zealand,
SOWK 234  Community Dynamics and Services,
SOWK 235  New Zealand Social Services Analysis and Theory,
SOWK 236  The Treaty and Social Services.
54
300-level

SOWK 301  Theories and Methods of Social Work

SOWK 302  Social Work for Children and Families - Analysis and Theory

SOWK 303  Communities and Organisations - Analysis and Theory

SOWK 304  Kaupapa Māori, and Indigenous Approaches to Social Work

18

18

18

18

Plus

162 further points (or 144 points if LAWS 101 taken); must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Consumer and Applied Sciences

Students whose only major subject is Human Services may take up to 126 points from papers not listed in Consumer and Applied Sciences subject lists.

162
Total   360

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Sciences (BCApSc)

1 Structure of the Programme

Every programme of study for the degree

(a) shall consist of papers worth not less than 360 points

(b) shall include at least 180 points for papers above 100-level, of which at least 72 points shall be for papers above 200-level

(c) shall satisfy one of the requirements for one of the subjects listed above.

(d) may include an Approved Second Major Subject as specified in the Schedule above. No paper above 200-level may count for more than one Major Subject Requirement.

(e) may include, when only one major subject is included in the degree programme, an optional Approved Minor Subject as specified in the Schedule above. No paper may count for both a Major and a Minor Subject Requirement unless that paper is at 100- or 200-level and is specified as compulsory for both Requirements.

(f) may include papers which are not listed in Consumer and Applied Sciences Schedule C

2 Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

(a) Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

(b) With the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences), a candidate with a sufficiently high standard in Biology or Chemistry prior to entering the University may be permitted to enrol for a paper at 200-level without having satisfied the normal prerequisites. In such cases the candidate shall not be credited with the prerequisite papers. A candidate may not, having passed any such paper at 200-level, enrol subsequently for any prerequisite paper from which the exemption has been given.

3 Cross Credits

A candidate who is enrolled for two degrees concurrently, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with another, may cross credit 100-level and 200-level papers which are common to both degrees up to a maximum of 126 points where the other degree is a three-year degree and up to a maximum of 180 points where the other degree is longer than a three-year degree.

4 Variations

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme. For advice on alternative study options, please consult the relevant department and/or the Applied Science Programme Administrator (appsprogramme@otago.ac.nz).

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