Bachelor of Arts

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Studying the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at UON lets you forge your own path. This program offers flexibility, taught face to face, online, and on different campuses. Study what you are passionate about in life, and gather skills that will prepare you for the work place and a wide variety of careers. Tailor your studies and gain core specialisations by choosing from a broad range of majors and minors and 100s of courses in the arts and humanities, leading to diverse careers and gain a better understanding and appreciation the world around you, and what it means to be human. Explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience. You will learn about society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. If you're hungry for knowledge and enlightenment, the UON B Arts degree will allow you to turn your interests into meaningful careers. All students study 30 units of Core courses across the BA degree, enabling you to become part of a common group in your first year and to focus on specific knowledge and skills you need to obtain for success. You can tailor the remainder of your program to match your specific interests, including pursuing themes and disciplines, gaining work experience, engaging with industry, and completing research projects.


240 units: Students have the choice of one of the following 5 Pathways:- 1. Single Major pathway A - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ one (1) 40 unit minor/ 90 units electives 2. Single Major pathway B - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ two (2) 40 unit minors/ 50 units electives 3. Single Major pathway C - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ 130 units electives 4. Double Major pathway A - 30 core/ two (2) 80 unit majors/ one (1) 40 unit minor/ 10 units electives 5. Double Major pathway B - 30 core/ two (2) 80 unit majors/ no minor/ 50 units electives One year of full-time study typically involves the completion of 80 units.


  • Majors include:- Global Indigenous Studies
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Education
  • English and Writing
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • French Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology. Minors include:- Ancient History
  • Chinese, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Studies of Religion
  • Violence Studies
  • Writing Studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study pathways

Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Ourimbah International: $82,485
  • ATAR: 60
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
Callaghan International: $82,485
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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