USP's Programmes & Courses

Programmes & Courses



Bachelorís Degree Programmes: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme consists of 24 courses of which 8 courses are at 100-level, 8 course are at 200-level and 8 courses are at 300-level including 2 x 100-level university courses and 2 x 200-level university courses.

The disciplines permitted as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree in 2017 are:

Chinese

(Note: From 2019, all Chinese course codes change from LL to CN. Course titles remain the same.) 

Courses for a Minor: CN101, CN201, CN301, CN302

French

(Note: From 2019, all French course codes change from LL to FR. Course titles remain the same.)

Courses for a Minor: FR101, FR201, FR301, FR302

Education

Students who enrol in the three-year BA degree programme may take Education as one of their two majors; this, however, does not lead to qualified teacher status.

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, UU200, ED204,ED255, ED252, ED354, ED359, plus 2x300level Education courses (except ED350 and ED300) recommended by Head of School of Education.

Courses for a Minor: At least two 100-level and two 200-level Education courses.

History

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114, HY101, HY102; UU200, UU204; plus three of: HY201, HY202, HY205, HY206; plus three of HY302, HY303, HY304, HY305.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, HY101, HY102; UU200, UU204; plus two or three of: HY201, HY202, HY205, HY206; plus two or three of HY302, HY303, HY304, HY305.

Courses for a Minor: HY101, HY102; plus three from HY201, HY202, HY205, HY206, HY302, HY303, HY304, HY305.

Journalism

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a Single Major.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, JN101, JN103; plus JN201, JN202, JN203; plus UU200, UU204, JN301, JN302, JN303.

Courses for a Minor: Not offered as a minor.

Law

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114; plus three of: LW110, LW111, LW112, LW113; plus UU200, UU204; plus three of: LW201, LW202, LW203, LW204, LW205, LW206; plus three 300-level LW courses.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114; plus three of: LW110, LW111, LW112, LW113; plus UU200, UU204; plus three of: LW201, LW202, LW203, LW204, LW205, LW206; plus two 300-level LW courses.

Courses for a Minor: Two of: LW110, LW111, LW112, LW113; plus three 200- or 300-level LW courses.

Linguistics

(Note: From 2019, all Linguistics course codes change from LL to LN. Course titles remain the same.)

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major. 

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, LN111, LN118, UU200, UU204, LN211, LN216, LN311, LN317.

Note that neither a double major in Linguistics and Literature/Language nor a double major in Linguistics and Pacific Language Studies is permitted.

Courses for a Minor: LL122, LL118 Plus 3 from: LL211, LL216, LL311, LL317

Literature

(Note: From 2019, all Literature course codes change from LL to LT. Course titles remain the same.)

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114, LT102, LT104; plus UU200, UU204, LT202, LT204, LT231, LT305, LT306, LT307; plus LT108 or LT331.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, LT102, LT104, UU200, UU204, LT202, LT204, LT231, LT305, LT306, LT307.

Courses for a Minor in Literature: LT102, LT202, LT305; plus LT307 or LT331.

Literature and Language

(Note: From 2019, all Language course codes change from LL to LN; all Literature course codes change from LL to LT. Course titles remain the same.)

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114, LT102, LT104, LN111, LN118, UU200, UU204, LT202, LT204, LN211, LN216, plus one of LT305, LT306 or LT307, plus LN311 or LN317.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, LT102, LT104, LN118, UU200, UU204, LT202 or LT204, LN211, LN216, plus one of LT305, LT306 or LT307, plus LN317.

Courses for a Minor in Literature and Language: LT102, LN118, LT202, LN216, LT305 or LN317.

Pacific Language Studies

(Note: From 2019, all Linguistics course codes change from LL to LN. Each different language uses a unique course code. Course titles remain the same.)

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114, LN118, UU200, UU204, LN216, LN317 plus 6 to 9 courses from two of the language tracks.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, UU200, UU204, LN216, LN317, plus 5 courses from one of the language tracks.

Courses for a Minor: LN118, plus 3 or 4 courses from one of the language tracks.

Language tracks

French:FR101, LN111, FR201, FR301, FR302

Chinese: CN101, LN111, CN201, CN301, CN302

Cook Islands Māori (for fluent speakers): CM111, CM211, CM212, CM311, CM331

Fijian (for fluent speakers): FJ111, FJ121, FJ211, FJ221, plus FJ311 or FJ321

Hindi (for fluent speakers): HN111, HN121, HN211, HN221, plus HN321 or HN331

Rotuman: RT101, RT201, RT311, RT321, plus 1 of LN111, FJ101, HN101

Tongan and Niuafo'ou (for fluent speakers): TG111, TG211, plus 3 of TG212, TG311, TG321, TG331

Vagahau Niue (for fluent speakers): NU111, NU131, NU211, plus 2 of NU212, NU311, NU331

Vanuatu languages (for fluent speakers of Bislama): VA111, VA112, plus 3 of VA211, VA212, VA311, VA312

Languages of the region: 2 courses from FJ101, HN101, CM101, FR101, CN101, plus 1 or 2 courses from LN211, CM212, FJ212, HN212, TG212, NU212, VA212, FR201, CN201, RT201 plus 1 or 2 courses from LN311, LN319, LT331, HN331

Pacific Policing

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114, PP101, SO100, MG101, UU200, UU204, PP201, PP202, PP300, PP301, PP302.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, PP101, SO100, UU200, UU204, PP201, PP202, PP300, PP301, PP302.

Courses for a Minor: PP101, SO100; plus any other two PP courses at 200- or 300-level.

Pacific Studies, Heritage and Arts

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Pacific Studies, Heritage and Arts (PSHA) is an interdisciplinary programme that brings together theories and practices from the fields of Pacific Studies, Dance Studies, Music Studies, Visual Arts, Museology and Heritage Management. It consolidates learning through studio pedagogy, field research projects and an engagement with communities and professional practitioners. To achieve advanced understandings, applications and creations of Pacific knowledge, the scaffolding of learning in this programme is aligned with Bloomís taxonomy. Student progress begins with the acquisition of fundamental knowledge in Pacific epistemologies and domain specific knowledge in Pacific heritage, visual arts or performing arts. This knowledge is then applied to professional practices in education, community development and heritage management.

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major

Courses for one major in a Double Major in Pacific Arts: PA101, PA102, PA201, PA202, PA301, PA302 and PA304

Courses for one major in a Double Major in Pacific Heritage Studies: PA101, PA103, PA201, PA203, PA301, PA303 and PA304

Minor in Pacific Arts: PA101, PA102, PA201 and PA202.

Minor in Pacific Heritage Studies:
PA101, PA103, PA201, and PA203.

Pacific Vernacular Language

(Note: From 2019, LL course codes are replaced by a unique course code for each different language. Course titles remain the same.) 

The Pacific Vernacular Language major is currently offered in Cook Islands Māori, Fijian, Hindi, Tongan and Niuafo'ou, Vagahau Niue, and Vanuatu Language Studies. In addition, a minor is offered in Rotuman.

Courses for a Single Major: Students taking a single major in Pacific Vernacular Language must pass the courses listed below for the double major plus one 300-level course in the same discipline. Students should consult the Schoolís academic advisor for further information.

Courses for one major in a Double Major:

Cook Islands Māori: UU100, UU114, LN118, CM111, UU200, UU204, CM211, CM212, CM311, CM331. Fijian Studies: UU100, UU114, FJ111, FJ121; plus one 100-level course from: LT102, LT104, LN118 or another 100-level course approved by the Head of School or nominee; plus UU200, UU204, FJ211, FJ212, FJ221, FJ311, FJ321. Hindi Studies: UU100, UU114, HN111, HN121; plus another 100-level course approved by the Head of School or nominee; plus UU200, UU204, HN211, HN212, HN221, HN321, HN331. Tongan and Niuafo'ou: UU100, UU114, LN118, TG111, UU200, UU204, TG211, TG212, TG311, TG321, TG331, plus 1 course from LN111, LN211, LN216, LN311, LN317 or LN319.196 Vagahau Niue: UU100, UU114, LN118, NU111, NU131, UU200, UU204, NU211, NU212, NU311, NU331, plus 1 course from LN111, LN211, LN216, LN311, LN317 or LN319. Vanuatu Language Studies: UU100, UU114, VA111, VA112, UU200, UU204, VA211, VA212, VA311, VA312, plus 2 courses from FR101, LN111, LN118, FR201, LN211, LN216, FR301, FR302, LN311, LN317, or LN319.

Courses for a Minor:

 

Cook Islands Māori: CM111, CM211, CM311 plus either CM212 or CM331

Fijian Studies: Four of: FJ111, FJ121, FJ211, FJ212, FJ221.

Hindi Studies: Four of: HN111, HN121, HN211, HN212, HN221.

Rotuman: RT101, RT201, RT311, RT321

Tongan and Niuafo'ou: TG111, TG211, plus 2 courses from TG212, TG311, TG321, TG331.

Vagahau Niue: NU111, NU131, NU211, plus 1 course from NU212, NU311, NU331

Vanuatu Language Studies: VA111, VA112, plus 3 courses from VA211, VA212, VA311, VA312.

Psychology

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114, PS101, PS102, PS103, UU200, UU204, PS203, PS205, PS206, PS304, PS305, PS307, PS312.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, PS101, PS102, PS103, UU200, UU204, PS203, PS205, PS206; plus two from PS304, PS305, PS307, PS312.

Courses for a Minor: Any two of PS101, PS102, PS103, plus any two courses at 200- or 300-levels provided prerequisites have been met.

Social Work

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to a major in Social Work under the mature student admission criteria a person shall be judged on training qualifications in social work or community development, successful completion of other in-service programmes, years of service in governmental, non-governmental, voluntary and faith-based organisations, and recommendations where possible of past supervisors. In addition, mature student admission applicants shall normally have at least 5 yearsí experience in social and community work including experience as a manager or supervisor or educator in a social or community work setting.

Courses for a Single Major: SW100, SW101, UU100, UU114, SO100, PS103, PS102, SW200, SW201, UU200, UU204, SO200, SW300, SW301, SO301, PS312.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: SW100, SW101, UU100, UU114, PS102, SW200, SW201, UU200, UU204, SW300, SW301, PS312.

Courses for a Minor: SW100, SW101, SW201, plus SW200 or SW301.

Sociology

Courses for a Single Major: UU100, UU114, SO100, SO110, PS103 (or equivalent), UU200, UU204, SO200, SO201; plus at least one 200-level Sociology course; plus SO303; plus at least two 300-level Sociology courses.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, SO100, SO110, UU200, UU204, SO200, SO201; plus one other 200-level Sociology course; plus SO303; plus at least two 300-level Sociology courses.

Courses for a Minor: SO100, SO110, SO200, SO201, SO303.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training

The TVET major has two strands: Technology, and Food and Nutrition Studies.

Technology Strand

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, TE151, TE156, TE155, UU200, UU204, TE251, TE256, TE351 and TE356.

Courses for a Minor: At least two 100-level and two 200-level Technology courses.

Food and Nutrition Studies Strand

Courses for a Single Major: Not offered as a single major.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: UU100, UU114, TE113 and TS109; plus UU200, UU204, TE213, TS209 and GE202; plus TE313 and TS311.

Courses for a Minor: TE113, TS109, TE213, TS209 and GE202.

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN-SERVICE

The Bachelor of Education In-Service programme is provided in four specialist areas of study; Early Childhood Education and Care, Special and Inclusive Education, Secondary Education and Primary Education. Students wishing to do one of the specialist areas must meet the special entry requirements for the programme and then register in the courses for their specialist area.

Special Entry Requirements:

To be admitted to a Bachelor of Education In-Service programme, a person shall have:

  • a) completed the requirements for a USP Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care for the BEDECEC, or a USP Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) for the BEDSEC, or a USP Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education for the. BEDSIE, or a USP Certificate in Teaching (Primary) for BEDPRM; or
  • b) an equivalent qualification from a recognised Teacher Training Institution; and
  • c) taught for a minimum of two years.

Programme Requirements:

The Bachelor of Education In-Service degree consists of 24 courses, of which 8 courses are at 100-level, 8 courses are at 200-level and 8 courses are at 300-level.

Credit Transfer:

  • (i) All students admitted with a relevant USP diploma or certificate as specified above will, on application, be given the relevant credit transfer.
  • (ii) Those admitted on the basis of other qualifications may also be eligible for some credit transfer. Students must do the university-wide courses.

Specialist Area 1: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, ED103, ED170, ED183 or ED184, LL108, UU200,UU204. ED250,ED252,ED204,ED205, ED206, ED262, ED300,ED302,ED304, ED363,ED354, ED359,TE313

Specialist Area 2: PRIMARY EDUCATION

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, ED100, ED170, ED115, ED116, UU200, UU204, ED215, ED216, ED217, ED250, ED252, ED284, ED300, ED325, ED327, ED328, ED336, ED354, ED359, ED363

Specialist Area 3: SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, PS101, ED170, ED158, ED183, UU200, UU204, ED262, ED263, ED264, ED250, ED252, ED258, ED300, ED354, ED359, ED362, ED363, ED364, plus 2 x 300-level Education courses recommended by HOS Education.

Specialist Area 4: SECONDARY EDUCATION

The programme should not be taken by those seeking employment in Fiji except those with Technology and Home Economics teaching majors.

The BEd In-Service (Secondary) specialism consists of 24 courses including:

  • a) the four compulsory university courses
  • b) 11 Education courses, of which 3 courses are at 100-level, 3 courses at 200-level, and 5 courses are at 300-level
  • c) a teaching subject major of between 6 courses and 8 courses
  • d) sufficient electives from a second teaching subject to make up 24 courses.

Note: Students are strongly advised to seek academic counselling with the Head of School or Nominee.

Courses

UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153 plus ED158 or ED191, plus the required 100-level courses of the teaching subject;

UU200, UU204, ED250, ED252 plus ED255 or ED258 or ED291; plus the required 200-level courses of the teaching subject;

ED300, ED350, ED354, ED359 plus ED358 or ED391, plus the required 300-level courses of the teaching subject.

Teaching Subject Major:

Subject

No. of Courses

Courses

Accounting

6

AF101, AF102, AF201, AF210, AF301, AF304

Agriculture

8

AG124, AG164, AG165, AG172, AG273, AG266, AG364, AG373

Biology

8

CH105; plus BI102, B1108; plus two 200-level BI courses; Plus three 300-level BI courses.

Chemistry

8

MA102, CH101, CH102; plus CH201, CH203, CH204; Plus two 300-level CH courses.

Computing Science

8

CS111, IS121, MA161, IS122, CS211, IS222, IS323, IS333

Economics

6

EC101, EC102; plus EC201 or EC202; plus EC203; plus two 300-level EC courses.

Fijian Studies

7

FJ111, FJ121, FJ211, FJ212, FJ221, FJ311,FJ321

Geography

7

GE101, GE102, GS100; plus GE201 or GE205; plus one of GE202, GE203 or GE207; plus GE304; plus one of GE301, GE302, GE303.

Hindi Studies

7

HN111, HN121, HN211, HN212, HN221, HN321, HN331

History

7

HY101, HY102; plus three 200-level HY courses; plus two 300-level HY courses.

Literature and Language

8

LT102, LN111, LN118, LT202, LT204, LN211, LN311, plu LT305 or LT307.

Mathematics

8

IS104; plus MA111, MA112, MA211, MA221, MA313, MA321; plus any one 300-level MA course.

Physics

8

CH105, MA111, PH101, PH102; plus two 200-level PH courses; plus two 300-level PH courses.

Technology

7

TE151, TE155, TE156, TE251, TE256, TE351, TE356.

Home Economics

7

TE113, TE151, TE156, TE213, TE256, TE313, TE356.

Cook Islands MŠori

7

LN111, LN118, CM111, CM211, CM212, CM311, CM331

Tonga and Niuafo'on

8

LN118, TG111, TG211, TG212, TG311, TG321, TG331

Vagahau Niue

8

LN118, NU111, NU131, NU211, NU212, NU311, NU331

BACHELOR OF LAWS

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is offered as a face-to-face four-year programme at Emalus Campus, but is also offered online in distance and flexible learning mode.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • a) passed a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination with 60% (or equivalent) in English; or
  • b) met the mature student admission criteria; or
  • c) a bachelorís degree from USP, or a bachelorís degree or equivalent qualification involving at least three years' full-time study from another recognised tertiary institution. (Students admitted under this clause are known as Graduate Entrants.)

Programme Requirements:

  • 1 The Bachelor of Laws consists of 32 courses, of which 8 are at 100-level, 8 are at 200-level and 16 are at 300-level, as listed below.
  • 2 Graduate entrants to the Bachelor of Laws are required to complete successfully 16 compulsory LW courses listed below, plus UU204 and eight elective LW courses.
  • 3 Students must successfully complete and attain a GPA of at least 2.0 in all 100-level LW courses plus UU100 and UU114 before being able to progress to any 200-level LW courses.

Courses:

Year I: UU100, UU114, LW110, LW111, LW112, LW113; plus two 100-level non-Law courses

Year II: UU200, UU204, LW201, LW202, LW203, LW204, LW205, LW206

Years III and IV: LW300, LW301, LW304, LW306, LW308, LW309; plus ten other 300-level LW courses

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme have three options available to them for completing Year I of the LLB on a full-time basis:

  • students located in Port Vila can enrol at the Emalus Campus and complete the four 100-level Law courses on-campus and the four other 100-level courses by Online (O) or Blended (B);
  • students located in Suva can enrol at the Laucala Campus and complete the four 100-level Law courses on-campus and the four other 100-level courses on-campus or by Online (O) or Blended (B);
  • students located elsewhere can enrol at their local USP campus and complete all 100-level courses by Online (O) or Blended (B).

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