JCU Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences empower critical and creative thinking. JCU graduates have strong analytical skills and a solution-based approach so they are ready today, for tomorrow.
The skills to stand out
Learn to think outside of the box and become a creative problem-solver. Stand out with your ability to bring fresh perspectives to established frameworks.
Achieve your potential
Excel in small class sizes with personalised support and world-class facilities. JCU Arts was independently awarded five stars for learning resources and student support.*
*Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area
Choose your own path
Pursue your passion and choose from twelve majors within the Bachelor of Arts. With options for minors and electives, you can expand your knowledge as well as your opportunities.
Expand your employability opportunities. JCU students gain valuable communication and creative thinking skills, applicable to various career pathways.
Explore your study options in Arts and Social Sciences
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Learn to think creatively, analyse effectively, and build the cross-cultural communication skills necessary to work in today’s modern society. Develop your critical judgement to respond to social, cultural, and political issues and build a career with impact.
Make a difference to global futures with the University ranked #1 in the world for collaborative partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).* Gain the expertise and specialist skills needed to help direct development initiatives like poverty alleviation, sustainable planning, and global health. * Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Anthropology
Learning has been the highlight of university. I have enjoyed all of my subjects, especially the core Bachelor of Arts subjects, which were fascinating.
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.
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.