Bachelor of Arts
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

As a Bachelor of Arts student, you will develop skills in understanding the world and its peoples, society and culture. Arts students develop key skills in interpersonal communication; creativity, research and problem solving. Subject diversity makes this course attractive to students seeking a liberal arts education with flexibility to study the areas you enjoy while building skills as a foundation for employment or further specialised study. You can choose to undertake two majors, or a major and two minors plus a range of electives, tailoring the degree to suit your goals. Minors are available in each of the majors, and in the disciplines of communication, creative writing, and geography. Students are encouraged to take advantage of study opportunities at our campus in Rome or other overseas locations and to structure their individual academic programs to reflect their interests and career aspirations. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Arts at ACU


Mathematics; Business studies; drama; Education studies; History; English; music; Philosophy; Sociology; Study of religions; Theological studies; Visual arts.

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students must take a number of core and program units.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Government and non-government organisations, media and communications, arts and cultural organisations, higher education, business sector, not-for-profit organisations, historian, social scientist, political analyst, teaching (with further study).

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$14496 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time