The UNSW Bachelor of Arts (BA) is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact in the global community...
The BA is a three-year degree (four-year with honours) which you can structure to suit your interests, talents and career aspirations. As a BA student you complete in-depth study in two discipline areas completing at least one major and you can choose whether your second area of study is a major or a minor. The remainder of your degree includes options from other faculties and the 35 areas of study available within Arts and Social Sciences.
Majors and Minors
A major is the most in-depth area of study you can undertake in the BA, usually comprised of nine courses over three years. A minor is also an in-depth area of study, usually comprised of six courses over three years. One major must be from Arts and Social Sciences.
Electives allow you to choose individual courses that are of interest but which will not be counted towards a major or minor. Electives also allow for flexibility in your first year so that you can try out a few different areas of study before selecting a major. You will also have the opportunity to study courses from outside Arts and Social Sciences.
UNSW is well recognised for offering a diverse array of combined degree programs. Combined degree programs provide the opportunity to complete two degrees concurrently and broaden graduate options. Many students at UNSW include the BA as one half of their combined program.
‘Real World' Experience
Arts students have the opportunity to gain ‘real world' experience through a variety of opportunities both locally and globally. Opportunities include:'
- Projects in coursework
- Volunteer and paid roles
- International exchange
- Leadership in student organisations and many more!
Click below to see UNSW Handbook and Areas of Study in the Bachelor of Arts