This Bachelor of Arts program is designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates recognised by their skills to think systematically and critically, gather and evaluate evidence from many and diverse sources, communicate clearly, and apply ethical principles to decision making for a variety of professions and industries. The three year program offers specialisations and the choice of more than 20 majors and minors in the humanities, social sciences and visual arts to encourage students to design their own academic program to reflect their intellectual interests and career aspirations. Students are required to complete a Volunteer Experience unit to meet graduation requirements. This unit does not incur any HECS liability or fees. Volunteer Experience requires the completion of a total of 15 days service to a community organisation usually by the end of year 2.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; NSW assumed knowledge: Mathematics (other than General Mathematics 2) for study in Mathematics. Recommended studies: Visual Arts for study in Visual Arts. QLD prerequisites: English (4, SA). VIC prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

240 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Business studies; Communication; Community services; Computing; Digital journalism; Drama; Economics; Education studies; Geography; Graphic design; Healthy development; History; Literature; Mathematics; Media; Music; Philosophy; Politics and international relations; Psychology; Sociology; Study of Religions; Technology; Theological studies; Visual arts; Youth work

Study Pathways:

Bachelor of Arts graduates are well-placed to continue their studies in Arts Honours programs or in a range of postgraduate disciplines through their demonstrable research, analytical and communication skills gained from this undergraduate program.

Further information:

Community Engagement and the Civic Professional: Students in the Bachelor of Arts course are required to complete a Community Engagement and the Civic Professional unit to meet graduation requirements. HUMA247 Community Engagement and the Civic Professional unit requires the completion of a total of 70 hours service to a community organisation usually by the end of year 2.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 58.6 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 58.6 No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 58.5 No Full time 3 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 58.5 No Part time 6 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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