Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Arts focuses on human cultures, values and beliefs that will broaden your mind with challenging ideas. This course fosters transferable skills that are highly valued across all sectors – qualities such as communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. At Southern Cross you have the opportunity to apply those skills to the real world through community engagement as you delve into contemporary social and environmental issues. Graduates develop cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of how to build their creative capacities and communication effectiveness. The Bachelor of Arts is a very flexible degree – you can tailor your studies through the choice of a major in History, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Digital Media or Politics and International relations or choose a shared major from a wide range of disciplines across the University.


must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising: 6 core units (72 credit points), and 1 major (96 credit points) and 10 university-wide electives (120 credit points): or 1 major (96 credit points) and 1 shared major (96 credit points) and 2 university wide electives (24 credit points), or 1 major (96 credit points), a second major (96 credit points) and 2 university wide electives (24 credit points).


  • History
  • Creative writing
  • Cultural studies
  • Digital media
  • Politics and international relations
  • Shared majors available.

Standard entry requirements

Australian Year 12

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Lismore International: $88,080
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Online campus International: $88,080
  • ATAR: 60
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

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.

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