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Design the path to your career

The top skills that employers seek are rapidly shifting, requiring graduates to gain flexible skills and knowledge, and be adaptable in a changing work environment. Stand-out with a broad understanding of multiple majors across various disciplines or specialised understanding with a double major in a select. Bond's Bachelor of Arts allows students to choose from numerous majors to tailor their experience and potential career prospects.

Students are able to enjoy exploring the ever-changing hub of the Gold Coast and advance into the next chapter of their career sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.

Mathilde Leach (BA, '03), Singapore

Bachelor of Arts graduate Mathilde Leach talks about her first impression of and experiences at Bond as an international student and her role as Marketing Communications Consultant at Aspire Global Network Asia in Singapore.

Combined Degree Options:

Key features

  • Experience interdisciplinary studies and expand your knowledge base
  • Choose from a vast array of majors or specialise your studies with a double major
  • Tailor your degree based on your interests and career ambitions

About the program

In today’s world of change and transformations, with internationalisation affecting every aspect of our lives, there has never been a greater need to understand ourselves and others as cultural and intercultural beings. Show more

In today’s world of change and transformations, with internationalisation affecting every aspect of our lives, there has never been a greater need to understand ourselves and others as cultural and intercultural beings. Bachelor of Arts offers a great range of Majors which can equip you with an in-depth knowledge of and an insight into the Arts and Humanities fields including philosophy, human thought and activity, European and Asian languages and cultures, the making of the Australian continent and its people, the story of Indigenous societies and the survival of colonialism. The choices offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree will advance your understanding of yourself and your culture, will enable you to develop intercultural awareness through comparing your culture with other cultures, and to progress skills needed for living and working in a globalised world. Studies in the Bachelor of Arts degree will help you comprehend and appreciate how our past is shaping our future. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media, International Relations and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeHS-20003
CRICOS code063052M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Arts program provides students with not only a strong, but a broad set of skills essential to all professions no matter what the chosen career.

View the Bachelor of Arts - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Bachelor of Arts program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Foundation (12)

Students must complete either two majors or one double major from the list of available Faculty of Society & Design Majors.

Electives (9)

Students can choose 9 subjects (90CP) from the list of available subjects from across the University, provided they meet the subject requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a long period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $19,080 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $20,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In the January semester 2019 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence no comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is available.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

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