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Bachelor of Arts
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

The Bachelor of Arts is UQ’s largest program with over 40 study areas giving students the opportunity to explore the subjects they love across the humanities, social sciences and languages. The skills and capabilities students will gain in leadership, creativity, problem solving, empathy and communication is increasingly relevant to Australia’s current and future work force. Students can choose to undertake two majors, or a more concentrated extended major and a minor, plus a range of electives, tailoring the degree to suit their goals. Minors are available in each of the majors, and in the disciplines of gender studies, music psychology and studies in Australian culture. For more information, visit Bachelor of Arts at UQ.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies; ancient Greek, ancient history; ancient history/history; anthropology; archaeology; art history; Australian studies (minor only); Chinese; Chinese translation and interpreting; criminology; drama; economics; English; English literature; English as an international language; film and television studies; French; French advanced; gender studies (minor only); geography; German; history; Indonesian; international relations; Italian; Japanese; Japanese advanced; journalism and mass communication; Korean; Latin; legal education studies; linguistics; mathematics; media and digital cultures; music; music psychology (minor only); peace and conflict studies; philosophy; political science; popular music and technology; professional writing and communication; psychology; Russian (minor only); sociology; Spanish; sports studies; studies in religion; writing.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’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, 2023
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Career opportunities

Graduates are rewarded with a range of career opportunities in government, community, not-for-profit and international organisations.

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Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

CSP/$12270 (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

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