The flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree allows you to pursue your interests and career aspirations across a range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, including languages, arts, history, philosophy and business. In whichever area you choose to study, you will develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct independent research.
- Art History and Theory
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Asian Studies
- Australian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Creative Writing
- Development Studies
- Environmental Humanities
- European Studies
- Film Studies
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Human Resource Management
- Indigenous Studies
- Indonesian Studies
- International Business
- International Relations
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Media, Culture and Technology
- Modern Greek Studies
- Politics and International Relations
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Theatre and Performance Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies
The basic requirements for the degree are:
Single Mode (144 UOC) made up of:
- A home major stream (60 UOC)
- At least a minor stream (24 UOC)
- Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (24 UOC)
- Free Electives (24 UOC)
- General Education (12 UOC)
Double degree options
This degree can be combined with Advanced Mathematics (Hons), Advanced Science (Hons), Art Theory,
Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Education (Secondary),
Engineering (Hons), Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Law, Medical
Studies/Doctor of Medicine, Music, Science, Social Work (Hons), Media
(Communication & Journalism), Media (PR & Advertising), Media (Screen
& Sound Production).
- Advocacy and campaign strategist
- Business consultant
- International affairs specialist
- Museum and gallery curator
As a student in Arts & Social Sciences you have the option to enrol in a degree credit internship course.
Our internship program provides an exciting opportunity for arts students to put theory into practice and gain valuable professional experience.
Overseas exchange program
You don't have to choose between overseas travel and study - you can do both! Spend a term overseas at a partner university and receive credit towards your Bachelor of Arts degree at UNSW. UNSW has over 200 partner universities in over 38 countries.
A year-long honours program is available for high achieving students in the Bachelor of Arts.
Honours is an intensive study program that provides the opportunity to engage in specialised research, to further develop analytical skills and expand your graduate options.