Programmes & Courses



Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

The Bachelor of Agriculture is offered in two streams:

  • a) Agribusiness; and
  • b) Applied Sciences.

The courses are offered as a face-to-face full-time programme at Alafua Campus in Samoa but most of the courses can also be completed by distance and flexible learning through any USP campus.

The admission and programme regulations are listed in the admission and programme regulations in this Handbook and Calendar.

In summary, the requirements are:

Admission Requirements:

  • a) from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, have passed English, biology, chemistry and one of agricultural science, mathematics or physics in that examination; or
  • b) from a USP Diploma in Agriculture or equivalent have achieved a GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent in that programme; or
  • c) have met the mature student admission criteria.

Agribusiness

Programme Requirements:

The Bachelor of Agriculture (Agribusiness) degree consists of 24 courses, of which eight are at 100-level, eight at 200-level and eight at 300-level plus 20 weeks vocational practical experience as listed below:

Courses:

Year I: AG111, AG124, AG134, AG164, AG165, AG172, UU100, UU114.

Year II: AG211, AG212, AG213, AG266, AG273, EC202, UU200, UU204.

Year III: AG311, AG312, AG314, AG363, AG364, AG373, AG383, EC306.

Applied Sciences

Programme Requirements:

The Bachelor of Agriculture (Applied Sciences) degree consists of 24 courses, of which eight are at 100-level, eight at 200-level and eight at 300-level plus 20 weeks vocational practical experience as listed below:

Courses:

Year I: AG111, AG124, AG134, AG164, AG165, AG172, UU100, UU114

Year II: AG212, AG213, AG221, AG266, AG268, AG273, UU200, UU204

Year III: AG311, AG312, AG351, AG363, AG364, AG373, AG383, plus AG366 or AG372.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses are at 200-level and eight courses are at 300-level including two 100-level and two 200-level university courses.

The discipline permitted as a major for Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2017 is:

Politics

Courses for a Single Major: PL100, PL101, UU100, UU114; PL200, PL201, PL202, PL203; plus UU200, UU204; PL300, PL302, PL305, PL307.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: PL100, PL101, UU100, UU114; plus at least two of: PL200, PL201, PL202, PL203; plus UU200, UU204; plus at least three of: PL300, PL302, PL305, PL307.

Courses for a Minor: Two 100-level PL courses; plus two 200-level PL courses.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

The Bachelor of Commerce is a three-year programme comprising twenty-four courses of which eight courses are at 100-level, eight courses are at 200-level and eight courses are at 300-level including two 100-level and two 200-level university courses.

The disciplines permitted as a major for the Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2017 are:

Accounting

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to an Accounting major from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, a person shall have passed mathematics in that examination.

Students majoring in Accounting will be exempted from UU100, but must take UU100A. They may take UU100 if they wish.

Courses for a Single Major: AF101, AF102, AF121, FM101, UU100A, UU114, AF201, AF208, AF210, UU200, UU204, AF301, AF302, AF304; plus two other 300-level AF courses and at least two other 300 -level AF or BF or FM courses.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: AF101, AF102, AF121, FM101, UU114, AF201, AF208, AF210, UU200, UU204, AF301, AF302, AF304 plus one other 300-level AF course.

Courses for a Minor: AF101, AF102, AF201 or AF208, AF210; plus one 300- level AF or BF or FM course.

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Courses for a Single Major: AG111, AG124, AG164, AG165, UU100, UU114, AG212, AG213, AG266, AG273, UU200, UU204, AG311, AG312, AG314, AG363, AG364, AG373.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: AG111, AG124, AG164, AG165, UU100, UU114, AG212, AG213, AG266, AG273, UU200, UU204, AG311, AG312, AG314, AG363, AG373.

Courses for a Minor: AG111, AG165, AG212, AG266, AG311, AG312, AG314.

Banking

Courses for a Single Major: AF101, AF108, BF101, FM101; plus FM102 or AF102; plus UU100, UU114, AF208, BF201, BF202, FM202, UU200, UU204, BF302, FM301, FM302, FM303, FM305.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: AF101, AF108, BF101, FM101, UU100, UU114, BF201, BF202, FM202, UU200, UU204, BF302, FM301, FM303 and FM305.

Courses for a Minor: BF101, FM101, BF201, BF202; plus BF302.

Economics

Admission Requirements: To be admitted to an Economics major from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, a person shall have passed mathematics in that examination.

Courses for a Single Major: EC101, EC102, UU100, UU114, plus one of FM101, MA101, OS101, OS102, PD101, plus EC201, EC202, EC203, UU200, UU204, plus EC301, EC302, EC303, EC304; plus at least two from: EC306, EC307, EC308, EC311, OS301, OS302, PD301, PD303.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: EC101, EC102, plus one of FM101, MA101, OS101, OS102, PD101; plus UU100, UU114, EC201, EC202, EC203, UU200, UU204; plus EC301, EC302 plus at least one from EC303, EC304, EC306; plus one (if needed) from: EC307, EC308, EC311, OS301, OS302, PD301, PD303.

Courses for a Minor: EC101, EC102; plus EC201 or EC202; plus EC203; plus one 300-level EC course.

Finance

Courses for a Single Major: AF101, EC101 or EC102, FM101, FM102, UU100, UU114, AF208, FM201, FM202, BF201, UU200, UU204, FM301, FM302, FM303, FM305, BF302.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: AF101, EC101 or EC102, FM101, FM102, UU100, UU114, AF208, FM201, FM202, UU200, UU204, FM301, FM302, FM303, FM305.

Courses for a Minor: AF101, FM101, FM102; plus two 200-level FM courses or one 200-level FM course and one 300-level FM course.

Human Resource Management and Employment Relations

Courses for a Single Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG204, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG302, MG309, MG315, MG312, MG316.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG204, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG302, MG315, MG312, MG316.

Courses for a Minor: MG101, MG106, MG204, MG302.

International Business and Marketing

Courses for a Single Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG202, MG206, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG303, MG309, MG321 MG301 and MG305.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201, MG202, MG206, UU200, UU204, MG303, MG321, MG305, MG301.

Courses for a minor: MG101, MG106, MG206, MG303.

Tourism Management

Students can take Tourism Management as one major in a double major BCom programme, and as a minor. They can also take Hospitality as a minor. Alternatively, the Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a prescribed degree programme combining tourism and hospitality management.

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

Courses for one major in a Double Major: TS106, TS107, UU100, UU114, TS207, TS213, UU200, UU204; plus three of: EC308, TS309, TS310 or TS311; plus one 300-level elective course (such as TS302, TS309, TS310, TS311, EC308, MG301, MG302, MG303, MG305, MG309, MG312, GE304).

Courses for a Minor in Tourism Studies: TS106, TS107, TS207, TS213; plus one of: TS309, TS310, TS311 or EC308.

Courses for a Minor in Hospitality: TS108, TS109, TS208, TS209 and TS302.

Land Management

Courses for a Single Major: LM112, LM113, UU100, UU114, EC100, AF100, LM211, LM213, LM214, LM215 or LM216, UU200, UU204, LM311, LM312, LM313, LM317, LM318.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: LM112, LM113, UU100, UU114, LM211, LM213 or LM214, LM215 or LM216, UU200, UU204, LM311 or LM312, LM315, LM317 or LM318.

Courses for a minor: LM112, LM113, LM211 or LM215, LM312 with approval by the Dean or Nominee.

Management and Public Administration

Programme Requirements: Related 300-level offerings in History, Politics, Sociology and Tourism may be approved by the Head of School or nominee as part of a Management and Public Administration single major. Students intending to double major in Management and Public Administration are strongly advised to seek counselling , as it may be difficult to construct a second major without help.

Courses for a Single Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, MG201 or MG204, MG202, MG206, MG214, UU200, UU204, MG303, MG305, MG309, MG312, MG315, MG318 or MG319.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: MG101, MG106, UU100, UU114, plus MG214 and any two courses from: MG201, MG202, MG204 or MG206 plus UU200, UU204 plus MG305, MG309, MG311.

Courses for a minor: MG101 and MG106; plus one or two of: MG201, MG202, MG204, MG206, MG214; plus at least one of: MG301, MG302, MG303, MG305, MG309, MG311, MG312, MG315, MG316, MG318, MG319, MG321.

Official Statistics

Courses for a Single Major: OS101, OS102, PD101, UU100, UU114, ST131, OS201, OS202, OS203, PD200, UU200, UU204 plus EC203 or OS203 plus OS301, OS302, OS303, PD301, PD303, EC303 plus any other 300-level EC course.

Courses for one major in a Double Major: OS101, OS102, PD101, UU100, UU114, plus ST131 or EC203 plus OS201, OS202, OS203, PD200, UU200, UU204, OS301, OS302, OS303, PD303.

Courses for a Minor: OS101, OS102, OS201 or OS202 plus OS203, OS301.

Population Studies and Demography

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

Courses for one major in a Double Major:  GS100, OS101, PD101, UU100, UU114; plus at least one of: EC100, GE102, OS102; plus GS201, OS201, PD200, UU200, UU204; plus PD301, PD303, OS301 and EC307.

Courses for a Minor: PD101, PD200, PD301, PD303.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE – PRESCRIBED PROGRAMMES

There are two interdisciplinary Bachelor of Commerce programmes that do not follow the usual programme requirements for major and minor disciplines but instead have a largely prescribed set of courses, across discipline boundaries.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT

The Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management is a four year programme and consists of 24 courses of which eight are at 100-level, eight are at 200-level and eight at 300-level, as listed below. Students who are not selected by industry practitioners for one-year internship placements on completion of their 200-level courses are required to backtrack into the Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management programme.

Year I, Semester I: MG101, TS106, TS108, plus one 100-level elective (such as AF100, DG100, LL181, etc.)

Year I, Semester II: TS107, TS109, UU100 and UU114

Year II Semester I: TS207, TS209, and one of UU200 or UU204

Year II, Semester II: TS208, TS213, TS216 and one of UU200 or UU204

Year III, Semester I & II: TS218, TS303, TS304 (the internship period is one year and consists of 3 courses).

Year IV, Semester I: TS309 plus two 300-level electives (such as MG303, MG305, EC308 or TS310).

Year IV, Semester II: TS302, TS311, plus one 300-level elective course (such as MG301, MG302, MG309, GE304).

B.Com Hotel Management students must not attempt to register for four courses per semester in Year III. You will be not allowed to register for 300-level courses without the necessary prerequisites.

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Courses: MG101, TS106, TS107, TS108, TS109, UU100, UU114; plus one 100-level elective (such as AF100, DG100, etc.), TS207, TS208,TS209, TS213, TS216, UU200, UU204; plus one 200-level elective course; plus TS302, TS309, TS310, TS311; plus four 300-level elective courses (e.g.  EC308, GE304, MG301, MG302, MG303, MG305).

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

The Bachelor of Commerce in Professional Accounting consists of 24 courses, of which eight are at 100-level, eight are at 200-level and eight at 300-level as listed below.

Courses: AF101, AF102, AF108, AF121, EC101 or EC102, FM101, UU114, UU100, AF201, AF208, AF205, AF210, UU200, UU204 plus any two 200-level courses, AF301, AF302, AF304, AF308 plus any four 300-level courses.

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