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Bachelor of Arts
Majors and Minors

The Bachelor of Arts offers over 30 areas of study across the Humanities and Social Sciences, together with other schools across the University. Most can be studied as a major (eight units) or a minor (four units), with some study areas only available as a minor. Some are detailed below. For the full list, see the Bachelor of Arts | Majors & Minors.

Applied Psychology Minor

The way we behave. The way we think. The way we react and interact. When you study psychology, you'll begin to understand the science behind human behaviour – and how we can use this science to solve practical problems in all sorts of situations.

Creative Arts and Health Major or Minor

Begin your journey towards improving the wellbeing of family, community, and all Australians. Explore the exciting global developments in the field of creative arts and health, and learn how to evaluate creative arts interventions in a range of community settings. Be an advocate of the benefits arts bring to public health, or part of the growing international movement toward non-pharmaceutical interventions for chronic health conditions. Explore your own creativity and the intersect of arts and community engagement.

The minor is of direct relevance to those working in various health and community care sectors and for students in the creative arts developing a portfolio career embracing arts in community and health sectors, or planning to undertake postgraduate study in creative arts therapies.

Creative Writing Minor

The English program’s Creative Writing minor introduces you to the steps involved in producing polished works of fiction and creative non-fiction: generating ideas through writing exercises, improving work through redrafting, and refining work through copy-editing. You will identify aspects of writing craft that are especially relevant to your own creative practice, and how to submit works of fiction and creative non-fiction for publication.

Education Minor

Be introduced to some of the key competencies and skills which would apply to any field of endeavour you choose to study. In addition, an introduction to some of the theoretical aspects and evidence-based practice which are important to the field of teaching are prominent in these offerings.

If you are interested in pursuing a teaching career, we recommend that you choose an Initial Teacher Education course, available at Education and Teaching.

Psychological Science Major

The way we behave. The way we think. The way we react and interact. When you study psychology, you'll begin to understand the science behind human behaviour – and how we can use this science to solve practical problems in all sorts of situations.