Department of Information Science

Stellenbosch University

BA (Humanities) with Socio-Informatics and Organisational 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 either or both of the subjects Socio-Informatics and Organisational Informatics across their three years of study. These subjects are presented by the Department of Information Science and cover all the foundational principles of Informatics, including systems analysis and design, computer programming, database design and web development.

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%).

Programme Structure

Download a PDF outline of the programme structure.

Modules in Organisational Informatics and in Socio-Informatics

Read more about the content of the Informatics modules in the BA (Humanities) programme here.

How to Apply

This programme follows the normal application process outlined by Stellenbosch University. Both paper and electronic application forms are available from the Admissions Office. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure timeous consideration of their applications.