The aim of the Bachelor of Arts program is to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that instils knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values, and you will develop an understanding of the human condition and of how society operates.
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving, and will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and real life situations. The Bachelor of Arts will also enable students to gain entry into a variety of postgraduate and vocationally-oriented programs such as a Master of Clinical Psychology or Master of Business Administration.
A Diploma of Arts is available as an exit or interim award after one year of study. To complete this qualification you will be required to have completed six courses from a particular plan and two courses from any other undergraduate program offered at CQUniversity.
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||On-campus, Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Noosa, Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|International Availability‡||Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|Work Integrated Learning||Dependent upon majors and courses selected|
|Prerequisites||English (4, SA)|
|Rank*||OP: 19 SR: 61|
|QTAC Code||BDG: 810531, MKY: 840531, NSA: 870531, ROK: 850531, Distance: 850535|
|CRICOS||003394G - QLD|
NSA - Noosa, BDG - Bundaberg, MKY - Mackay, ROK - Rockhampton
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.** A limited number of courses are available on-campus at CQUniversity Bundaberg, Mackay and Noosa. At these locations, you will be required to study the majority of your courses by distance education. Opportunities may be available for limited face-to-face support. Please contact the Head of Program for further details regarding on-campus study at these locations. Not all plans are available at CQUniversity Rockhampton. Please see below for further details.
Humanities, psychology and social work are areas of study that focus on human society, individuals and their relationships, human culture and the contemporary world. They explore how humans recognise, record and debate human practises, meanings and values, including the human condition and how society operates.
More specifically, humanities, psychology and social work incorporates disciplines such as psychology, social work, writing, history, geography and environment, as well as professional communication and journalism leading to a diverse range of careers. Study in humanities, psychology and social work develops life long skills such as critical thinking, research and investigation, communication, design and planning which can assist in all careers and in day-to-day life, in fact, many of Australia’s politicians have studied similar programs.
The degree's flexible structure allows you to design your own program, as you can choose from a range of courses from plans including:
A Bachelor of Arts provides a multitude of career opportunities in the following areas: advertising, arts administration, book editing, government administration and planning, communications, copywriting, desk-top publishing, editing, environmental planning and management, geography, history, journalism, librarianship, research, nature and heritage conservation, political research, psychology, teaching, welfare, writing (various), and many more.
Work placement is dependent upon courses selected.
You are required to complete 24 courses including three plans (18 courses) and 6 electives.
A Diploma of Arts is available as an exit award after one year of study which will require you to have completed six courses from a particular plan and two electives
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Arts program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
Depending on your chosen area of study, there may be a number of professional associations for which you may be eligible to apply