Bachelor of Arts

Are you looking to cultivate your creative and critical thinking skills through study? A Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Notre Dame Australia will provide you with the transferrable skills required in a global workspace.

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Key Facts



() Bachelor of Arts

Degree Duration

3 Years


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

If you are looking for a degree that offers flexibility and choice, the Bachelor of Arts is the perfect degree for you.  A Bachelor of Arts at Notre Dame will give you the freedom to choose, thus enhancing your personal development, future employment prospects and potential to contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the broader community.

No matter what you specialise in, completing a Bachelor of Arts allows you to work almost anywhere in the world. You might decide to travel during your degree, with both long and short-term opportunities available through our Study Abroad or Experience the World programs.

You can develop all these skills while following your personal and professional interests across a broad range of Majors and Minors in various discipline areas.

The Bachelor of Arts has a unique Major in Social Justice. The courses in this Major are open to students studying any discipline. The concept of social justice challenges you to step out of traditional mindsets and become involved in making a difference in your chosen career and our world. You will begin to understand the causes of the complex problems in our society and consider lasting solutions.

Service-learning, part of our Social Justice discipline and open to all students in the Bachelor of Arts, combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Placements are in the local community, but there is also the opportunity to take up an international placement and travel to locations such as Cambodia.

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CRICOS code: 015324A

To complete a Bachelor of Arts you will study 24 courses.  These include the core curriculum and a compulsory academic writing course, your eight-course Major, and elective courses with which you might study a second Major or six-course Minor.

Majors include:

Archaeology, Behavioural Science, Business Studies, Data Analytics, English Literature, Environmental Management, History, Journalism, Marketing and Public Relations, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Social Justice, Sociology, Theatre Studies, Theology

This degree is available at Sydney and Perth campuses

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

Discover The university of Notre Dame Australia

University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

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