With over 40 subjects, we offer more Bachelor of Arts subject choices than any other New Zealand university.
One of the best things about Otago is our flexible degree structure. There are no compulsory first-year subjects: you can tailor a degree to suit your interests.
Download the Bachelor of Arts prospectus (PDF)
Learn how to build your Bachelor of Arts degree
Otago has one of the most flexible Arts degrees – you can even include some non-Arts papers, e.g. papers from Sciences or Commerce.
Find out about the structure of the BA and how to build your degree
Combine your BA with other degrees
Combine your BA with other subjects and other degrees, such as Law, Science or Commerce.
We also offer degrees in Music, Performing Arts, Social Work, Teaching and Theology.
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This table lists the Bachelor of Arts subjects we offer at the University of Otago. When you select a subject, you’ll be taken to a page with information about which papers are available for that subject and if you are then ready to enrol, you can apply.
* Minor only
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Please note the following:
- When searching on paper code - do not add a space between the letters and numbers of a paper code. ie "STAT110" not "STAT 110".
- When searching on keywords - matches in the paper title are ranked higher than matches in the prescriptions.
- You can find all papers from a particular subject and particular level by searching for MATH1, for example, which will return all 100-level MATH papers.
Every paper is identified by a subject code (e.g. RELS for Religious Studies) and a paper number. Until 2014, variants of those codes, ending with 'X', were used for distance learning papers (e.g. RELX for distance papers in Religious Studies), but a single code is now normally used for all papers in the same subject, whether they are offered as internal papers or as distance learning papers or as both (so RELS is the code for all Religious Studies papers regardless of teaching mode).