This degree enables students to pursue areas about which they are passionate while gaining relevant, transferable and valuable career skills for life. The course promotes critical thinking, community engagement and creative practices and provides the scope to build strong intellectual capabilities and a broad knowledge of the liberal arts as well as a deepened understanding through the study of majors. Specialist streams (made up of a minimum of 4 units) are also available for students to pursue languages (Mandarin) and community engaged learning. Students can also elect to undertake a professional placement to gain experience in the workplace and to establish professional contacts.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; or TAFE and VET Awards (Certificate III and above); or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; or work experience (1 year full-time equivalent); Recommended: any 2 units of English


24 units. A selection of majors are available to be chosen from across the university. Professional placement provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace and to establish contacts. Majors and units differ by campus and some units are offered exclusively by distance education.

Subjects you can Study:

Australian studies; Communication studies; Cultural studies; English; History; Indigenous studies; International studies; Politics; Society and culture; Human geography

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available for selected students. Students may exit the Bachelor of Arts degree early with an Associate Degree, following successful completion of the 16 required units.

Further information:

Depending on the choice of majors, graduates may find employment in community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore 68 Yes Online 3 years
Lismore 68 Yes Full time 3 years
Lismore 68 Yes Part time 6 years
Gold Coast 68 Yes Online 3 years
Gold Coast 68 Yes Full time 3 years
Gold Coast 68 Yes Part time 6 years
Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary university with a growing teaching and research profile. The University was ranked in the top 150 universities in the world under 50-years-old by the Times Higher Education World Young University Rankings 2017. The University achieved a rating of 'at world standard' or above in 24 research areas in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia national report (

The University's campuses are inspiring places at which to study - from the southern Gold Coast, to Lismore and Coffs Harbour, where the University's National Marine Science Centre is also located. The University operates The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia and branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in collaboration with EduCo.

Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a supportive learning environment. Degrees are delivered across a broad range of disciplines, and are designed in consultation with industry.

Southern Cross has built on strengths in the environmental sciences, expanding its undergraduate profile to include Honours degrees in civil, mechanical and coastal systems engineering.

Students access state-of-the-art specialised laboratories and teaching resources for health science degrees and the Southern Cross University Health Clinic provides services to the public as well as placements for students.

Specialised teaching facilities for music, visual arts and media include recording, performance and music production studios; radio and television studios; and purpose-built studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics and digital art and design.

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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