Students choose a program of specialised study from a range of study areas to suit individual career aspirations. They can specialise in one area or combine disciplines to prepare for many career paths. Students gain skills in written and verbal communication and the application of modern communication technologies. They learn to find information, critically evaluate and analyse evidence, plan solutions to problems in a variety of ways, and acquire a sound understanding of cultural diversity and ethics. An honours year is available in most areas of study. For most current course information, visit Bachelor of Arts at JCU.
Townsville: anthropology; archaeology; criminology; design and creative arts (design and innovation focus); English; history; human geography; human services; Indigenous studies; modern languages; multimedia journalism and writing; politics and international relations; psychology studies; sociology. Cairns: anthropology; archaeology; design and creative arts (visual arts and digital imaging focus); English; history; human geography; human services; Indigenous studies; modern languages; politics and international relations; sociology. Online: criminology; English; modern languages; politics and international relations; sociology. Not all language streams are available in Cairns or online. Phone JCU on 1800 246 446 for details of modern languages offered. Students who attend campus for part of the degree may combine online study with on-campus study in other disciplines.
Refer to entry for: D Higher Education (Society and Culture)/B Arts.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
Applicants must nominate on their QTAC application their preferred major (one or two).
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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 OP/Rank
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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Depending on specialisation: archaeologist, arts administrator, community worker, environmental consultant, journalist, political adviser, social researcher, writer.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time