BA (Humanities) with Socio-Informatics

The BA Humanities programme is a broad programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The programme allows students to choose from wide range of subjects in the areas of human thought, language, culture, art, people and society. Within this programme students can follow the subject Socio-Informatics throughout their three years of study. The subject is presented by the Department of Information Science and covers all the foundational principles of Informatics, including systems analysis and design, computer programming, database design and web development. A detailed description of the programme structure can be found in the yearbook of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences which can be downloaded here.

Admission requirements for the BA (Humanities)

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as certified by Umalusi with a mark of at least 4 (50%) in each of the four school subjects from the list of designated university admission subjects.
  • An average final mark of 65% in the NSC or the IEB school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation) for the three-year mainstream programme.
  • An average final mark of 60-64,9% in the NSC (excluding Life Orientation) for the four-year Extended Degree Programme.
  • Your National Benchmark Test results may be taken into consideration for placement in the Extended Degree Programme.
  • Home Language – code 4 (50%).
  • First Additional Language – code 3 (40%).
  • Mathematics – code 4 (50%) OR Mathematical Literacy – code 6 (70%).