What will I learn?

Study the Bachelor of Arts to equip yourself with a multidisciplinary education in a range of humanities and social sciences disciplines. Benefit from the course's flexible structure and tailor your own education by choosing from a variety of majors and minors.

The aim of the Bachelor of Arts is to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. You will have the opportunity to explore traditional Arts disciplines as well as engaging with an elective major that facilitates the study of units outside these subject areas. You will experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognize record and debate human practices, meanings and values. You will think deeply in the arenas of humanities and social sciences and you will take steps to prepare yourself for the world of work. You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will learn to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.


You are required to complete 24 units (144 credit points) including two majors totalling 16 units from the Bachelor of Arts majors, and one major comprising 8 units selected from an elective major.


Completion of the Bachelor of Arts will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • Advertising
  • Arts administration
  • Book editing
  • Communications
  • Copy writing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Editing
  • Environmental planning and management
  • Government administration and planning
  • Geography
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Librarianship
  • Nature and heritage conservation
  • Political research
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Welfare
  • Writing.

This program focusses on Journalism.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and the Arts



Study options

Online/Distance (3 years full-time, 6 years part-time)

Tuition fees
A$26,880.00 (US$ 18,502) per year
Term fee: AUD $13,440

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 March 2020, 13 July 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12. Completed High School Diploma and a SAT 1 composite score of 1050 (out of 1600) or above (Evidence based Reading & Writing; and Maths). English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).

For international students

A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent)

English language proficiency

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or

Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or

Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Pacific College

About this uni

Known as an inclusive and engaged university, CQUniversity Australia places a strong emphasis on international study.

  • More than 7500 international students from 85 countries
  • Among the top 2% of universities worldwide (THE 2019)
  • Ranked among top universities for graduate starting salaries
  • Placed in the top 650 institutions in the world