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The Bachelor of Arts is one of the most popular degrees at ANU, and one of the most flexible.

An arts degree is the perfect choice if you have interests in humanities, creative arts or social sciences. As a student in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, you will have the opportunity to choose from 50 majors and 80 minors that can lead to a variety of careers.

You'll have access to a range of study areas, leading academics, and opportunities for real world experience through our partnerships with national cultural, international and political institutions.

As part of your degree, you will choose at least one major and one minor. You will have the opportunity to take up an internship or international exchange using your elective units if you choose.

The Bachelor of Arts can be easily combined with most other undergraduate degrees at ANU.

Top 4 reasons why you should study a Bachelor of Arts

  1. Our international academic discipline rankings are in the top 25 in the world and Australia. There's simply nowhere else to study, but with the best in your chosen field.
  2. No matter what career path you decide to follow, the skills you will gain from an Arts degree will set you up in every profession. Skills include critical thinking, research, oral and written communication, and the ability to understand and explain important complex national and international issues affecting our world today.
  3. You have an incredible range of choice not available at other universities - we have almost 50 majors and 80 minors to choose from, ranging from History to Criminology, or a language - a veritable smorgasbord of options to complement your varied interests.
  4. At ANU we have opportunities for you to grow as a person and in your studies - both in Canberra and abroad - allowing you to travel on exchange, complete a professional internship, or get your hands dirty and experience real research fieldwork.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

^Times Higher Education - Global University Employability Ranking 2020

Career options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts may find work in policy, government, education, international aid and development, politics, media, information technology, publishing, communications, journalism, advertising, and many other fields

My brilliant career

At ANU I was lucky enough to be taught by some of the best academics in the country and there was a lot of flexibility within my degree to do more research based projects which enabled me to focus on what I wanted to learn.

Charlee-Sue Frail, Bachelor of Arts

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I think it's important to just try and focus on the things we can control, and make the most of opportunities as they come.

Jacqueline Turner, Bachelor of Arts

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ANU Bachelor of Arts with Prof Rae Frances

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Updated:  6 May 2021/Responsible Officer:  CASS Marketing & Communications/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications