Bachelor of Arts

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Arts (1021).BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHINGThe Bachelor of Arts degree gives you the freedom to choose majors and minors according to your passions and interests. By doing so, you will develop a unique set of interdisciplinary skills that will set you up for a highly adaptable future across a range of industries. You'll become a creative thinker and clear communicator with a high level of cultural awareness, capable of guiding businesses and organisations through the complexities of modern life. Industry and expert connections Work-integrated learning is hard-wired into this degree and you are encouraged to take advantage of extensive industry-relevant experiences such as internships, study tours and other work-integrated learning opportunities.  Graduate outcomes You'll be prepared for a career across a diverse range of industries, equipped with skills in research, analysis, communication, leadership and critical thinking. You will be a mobile, informed and engaged global citizen, ready to make a difference within any field that you choose. With its emphasis on critical thinking and information literacy, this degree also lays the groundwork for further study in research. Majors* Art History and Theory (South Bank and Gold Coast only)  Australian Studies  Communication and Journalism  Creative Writing  Criminal Justice (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast only)  Drama  Gender Studies  History  Indigenous Studies  Islam-West Relations  Journalism  Language in Society (Nathan only)  Languages  Literary Studies  Politics and International Studies  Popular Culture  Psychology (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast only)  Screen Studies  Security Studies  Sociology  Social Justice  Strategic Communication and Public Relations Minors* Digital Media Studies  Environmental Humanities  Medical Humanities *All majors and minors are taught at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses except where indicated. Majors can be also taken as minors.  FlexibilityTake control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.Global mobilityDepending on your major, you may be able to take up overseas learning opportunities through culturally focused courses such as 3610LHS Muslim World Study Tour.


  • Communication and Culture
  • Foundations of Academic Writing
  • Foundations of Western Culture
  • Global Humanities
  • Ideas, Issues and Inquiry
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Understanding the Social World
  • World History


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Students who graduate with an appropriate GPA may undertake an additional year of study in the Honours program which may qualify the student for further postgraduate studies. Graduates may also be eligible to apply for entry to a graduate teacher preparation degree which may lead to further career opportunities in education and teaching.

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