Bachelor of Arts
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates recognised by their skills to think systematically and critically, gather and evaluate evidence from many and diverse sources, communicate clearly, and apply ethical principles to decision making for a variety of professions and industries. The three-year program offers specialisations and the choice of more than 20 majors and minors in the humanities, social sciences and visual arts to encourage students to design their own academic program to reflect their intellectual interests and career aspirations. An accelerated option is available for this course. By studying some units in summer and winter professional terms this course gives you the flexibility to accelerate and complete your degree in 2.5 years. For more information, visit Bachelor of Arts at ACU


Archaeology, Business Studies, Design and Technologies, Drama, English, Geography Environment and Society, History, International Development Studies, Languages, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, 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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Employment in both government and private sectors, media and communications; arts and cultural organisations; higher education; business sector; not-for-profit organisations. Roles may include historian; social scientist; political analyst. Completion of Master of Teaching may lead to employment as a teacher.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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