Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts

Campion College Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 02738G

The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts provides students with an integrated understanding of the influences which have shaped the development of human culture, especially Western culture. Students learn invaluable skills such as analysis, synthesis and critical thinking, as well as proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and developing rational arguments. Campion's undergraduate degree centres on a core curriculum covering History, Literature, Philosophy, Theology and Science. As the course develops over three years, each of the core curriculum units are taught in such a way that the essential links between them are laid bare and become subject to analysis and critique. In this way, the student is led into a deeper and more incisive understanding of the world in which we live and the necessary interconnectedness of human, social, political and cultural enterprise. Australian universities do not offer an integrated education in the Liberal Arts characterised by a core curriculum - embracing both the arts and sciences - which all students undertake. Yet such an education is of powerful and enduring value, as shown by the effectiveness of graduates in the marketplace. One-third of the Fortune 500 CEOs, for example, have a degree in the Liberal Arts. In addition, Liberal Arts graduates are recognised for their ability to gain admission to the most prestigious universities for postgraduate degrees as well as strong employment prospects across a range of fields and industries.


Each unit at Campion College is worth 6 credit points. Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 144 credit points (24 units) to meet the minimum requirements for the degree, with at least 48 credit points (8 units) at each of 100, 200 and 300 level. Full-time students, studying four units per semester, will finish the degree in three years. Time frames for part-time and miscellaneous students will vary. For the first two years, full-time students will study core units in History, Literature, Philosophy and Theology. In their third year, students are required to complete two Science units, and may elect to complete a major by undertaking 8 units of study in a discipline of their choice. The curriculum is integrated in two ways. First, the units of study in each discipline build upon each other from year to year. The concepts mastered in first year reappear and inform the content studied in second and third year. Second, the disciplines are integrated with each other, allowing students to make connections between them. For example, students learn not only about the times in which Shakespeare lived (history) and what he wrote (literature), but also how theological and philosophical debates of his time helped shape his work.


  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Theology

Standard entry requirements

Applicants are required to submit educational documentation and a 1000-word written statement as part of they application form. They must also undertake a 15-minute interview with one of our academics. Campion College has a number of admission pathways for its Liberal Arts Degree. The pathway relevant to you will be determined by your academic background. Group A: Higher Education Study - One semester of a higher education course of successful completion of a bridging course. Group B: Vocational Education Training - Once complete semester of a Certificate 4. Group C: Work and Life Experience - STAT or SAT score equivalent to 70 ATAR or 2 years of Western Civilization Foundation Great Books Program Group D: Recent Secondary Education - 70 ATAR, OP 14 or IB equivalent. Education Access Scheme and Provisional Entry also available at the Dean's discretion.

Study pathways

Campion College provides the opportunity for students to apply to have prior learning considered for credit towards a Campion College course. In cases where a student has prior learning that is related to assessable components of a Campion College course, the College gives such a student the opportunity to apply for this learning to contribute directly to the completion of the Campion course in question. Forms of prior learning include previous study from recognised tertiary organisations, relevant work or life experience or courses undertaken outside a recognised tertiary education organisation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Old Toongabbie International: $47,880 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Located in the heart of Western Sydney, the beautiful grounds and charming buildings of Campion College provide a peaceful and warm home for students wishing to reside on campus. All student accommodation facilities are located on-site and provide the perfect environment for study, reflection and communal living. Student life at Campion involves a large variety of programs and activities. Starting with Orientation Week, there are trips to the city and the beach as well as opportunities to explore the beautiful surrounds of Sydney. Throughout the year activities vary enormously. For those interested in sport, we have facilities for volleyball and soccer. The soccer field hosts various competitions throughout the year. Debating and public speaking competitions are both popular. Other activities include camping trips, chess competitions and evenings around the fire in winter. There are opportunities to perform at various evening concerts, and our annual spring ball is one of the highlights of the social calendar.

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