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Bachelor of Arts

Learn to think creatively, analyse effectively, and build the cross-cultural communication skills necessary to work in today’s modern society.

Five stars

for student support* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area

Transferrable skills

Expand employability opportunities through elevated thinking

Be the solution

Become a critical thinker


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 59.4

English (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311039
  • 311031
  • 321031

Course detail

Real stories

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    Tracey Hough

    Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Indigenous Studies

    Learning has been the highlight of university. I have enjoyed all of my subjects, especially the core Bachelor of Arts subjects, which were fascinating.

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    Rebekah Lisciandro

    Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology

    Not only does the Bachelor of Arts have a subject dedicated to teaching us how to transfer our skills from our degree to future work, but the things I learned along the way including communication, cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking, and research have proved a significant advantage in my career.

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    International student - Mauritius

    Douresha Drepaul

    Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English

    The connection between students and lecturers is probably the thing that I have enjoyed the most at JCU. The staff have always been helpful and considerate. They have always offered their help and support which has really helped me.

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    Professor Rosita Henry

    Professional Chair, Anthropology Lecturer

    For anyone who wants to prepare for the future, the Bachelor of Arts allows you to broaden yourself and develop understandings to deal with challenging questions facing humanity. You can tailor your degree in line with your interests. The Bachelor of Arts has the range and flexibility for you to be all you can be.

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    Dr Maddy McAllister

    Senior Curator Maritime Archaeology, Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The calibre of JCU graduates is exceptional. They have a strong theoretical base that is combined with a willingness to learn the practical, hands-on skills, which are required to work in the industry.