Students can study a style of course which has no major, a single major, a double major or an advanced or interdisciplinary major.
An example of a course which has no major selection available is the Bachelor of Medicine. On the other hand there are other courses that give you the option to pick a single, double, advanced or interdisciplinary major.
A single major is a group of subjects in a single discipline of study. A course with a single major has one dominant field of study.
Note: Bachelor of Engineering students complete a core first year of study and then select their specific single major.
Example showing the initial enrolment of a student in a Bachelor of Science, single major in Marine Biology:
Here we see the initial enrolment of a student in a Bachelor of Science, (abbreviated to BSc) with a course code of 50110.Other information given is
To graduate from a BSc the student is required to complete 72 credit points.
Marine Biology consists of 6 core components (18 credit points), and 4 option components (12 credit points).
The only subject that has been enrolled in is SC1101 – Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding.All other subjects are at a Status of Planned
A double major is when you select two single majors from the list of majors within your specific course. A course with a double major has two dominant fields of study.An example of a Double Major is:
Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology and Archaeology
Advanced and interdisciplinary majors are of a similar structure to single majors but with more core components (subjects) associated with them.
A joint degree is one where the core components (subjects) and majors come from two different degrees.Some examples of Joint Degrees are:
Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Science