Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The Bachelor of Arts is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at The Australian National University. Each of its some fifty majors, in fields throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences, is taught by truly outstanding scholars to ensure that each student receives the very best education, is engaged with cutting-edge research, and learns to think like a researcher. These majors can be coupled with more than seventy minors and specialisations to broaden or deepen your study. Regardless of your choices, your Arts degree will provide you with core skills in critical analysis and in written and oral communication, while developing your adaptability and ability to help shape change and prepare you for a multifaceted career or further study.


  • 144 units, of which: a maximum of 60 units can come from the completion of 1000 level courses
  • a minimum of 84 units must come from the completion of 2000 and 3000 level courses. The 144 units must include: 48 units from 1 Arts major
  • 24 units from 1 Arts minor and 24 units from other courses offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or listed in any Arts major or minor
  • or 48 units from a second Arts major and 48 units from elective courses which may be offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or any other College.


  • Disciplines and Fields: Ancient History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History and Theory
  • Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economic Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture
  • Geography
  • Global Security
  • History
  • Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Human Rights
  • International Communication
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music Music Technology
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • War Studies Languages: Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese Language
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Korean Language
  • Latin
  • Persian
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Spanish
  • Thai Language
  • Vietnamese Language Geographically Defined Area Studies: Asian Studies
  • Asian History
  • Asia-Pacific Culture, Media and Gender
  • Chinese Studies
  • Contemporary Europe
  • India Studies
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
  • Northeast Asian Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. There may be prerequisites or levels of assumed knowledge for individual subjects particularly science and language subjects

Study pathways

Credit may be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $133,410
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double - Arts, Social Sciences group, Flexible Double - Law group, Flexible Double - Engineering and Advanced Computing group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

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