Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Study Load

Full Time

Course Location


James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Arts

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program allows students to construct a program of specialised study to suit individual career aspirations. Students can select from numerous fields of study and can develop a major in a single area or choose a combination of specialisations that prepare them for multiple career paths. Students gain skills in written and verbal communication and the use of modern communication technologies. They learn to seek out information, critically evaluate and analyse evidence, plan solutions to problems in a logical manner and acquire a sound understanding of cultural diversity and ethics to develop innovative solutions.


72 credit points. Students study a broad range of subjects in first year and then specialise more in the following years. The majority of subjects taken in the degree will be from the arts and social sciences, but students are also encouraged to choose electives from other areas.


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Criminology
  • Design and creative arts
  • English
  • History
  • Human geography
  • Human services
  • Indigenous studies
  • Languages
  • Multimedia journalism and writing
  • Politics and international relations
  • Psychology studies
  • Sociology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Unit 3/4,C)

Study pathways

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.