Bachelor of Arts

Become a skilled communicator with a strong understanding of human behaviour and knowledge, grounded in diverse studies of people, places and politics. Immerse yourself in cultural perspectives and history and advocate for important social causes. Go beyond a single field — your advanced critical thinking and transferable skills are valuable in every workplace.

5 Stars

for student teacher ratio 2024 Good Universities Guide

Transferable 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

Entry Requirements


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.

  • Bachelor of Arts Student Cole Brown


    Cole Brown

    Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and International Relations

    My Bachelor of Arts studies have equipped me with the critical thinking skills and knowledge necessary to better navigate interpersonal and intercultural exchanges with care and clarity.

  • Douresha Drepaul Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in English

    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.

  • Professional Chair and Anthropology


    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.

  • Senior Curator Maritime Archaeology, Museum of Tropical Queensland


    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.