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CA44 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

The Arts

Humanities can be described as the study of human culture. The study of humanities gives graduates broader knowledge of and perspectives on the contemporary world and helps develop critical, analytical and problem-solving intellectual skills. Choose from a wide variety of interests including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, Australian studies, environmental studies, film, geography, history, Japanese language, liberal studies, literary and cultural studies, and stylistics and creative writing.
Social sciences is the scientific study of human society, of both individuals and their relationships within society. Social science studies at CQU include psychology, sociology, social work and welfare studies.
Learn about human development, including memory and thought, personality, abnormal behaviour, and social and cultural influences on behaviour; methods of social research, community analysis, power and politics, health and medical sociology, and rural sociology; and counselling and community work.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distill new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study. Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - ROK; External
International - ROK; External
Courses/Units of Credit 8 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Health and Sciences
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BA (Hons) 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 009870C - QLD

Program Aims

The purpose of an honours program is to prepare talented students for future postgraduate study in a particular area and applications at masters or doctoral level. Its aims are to develop advanced knowledge in specialist areas of skills required for fundamental research and/or industrial applications.

Program Structure

The relevant enrolment codes are:

Course CodeCourse Title
ARTS19015/ARTS19009BA(Hons) (full-time)(48uc) - all disciplines other than psychology.
PSYC19039/PSYC19040BA(Hons) (full-time)(48uc) - psychology.*
ARTS19011/ARTS19012BA(Hons) (part-timec coursework)(24uc) - all disciplines other than psychology.
PSYC19041/PSYC19042BA(Hons) (part-time)(24uc) - psychology.
ARTS19013/ARTS19014BA(Hons) (part-time dissertation)(24uc) - all disciplines other than psychology. The prerequisite is completion of the relevant discipline Honours part-time A and B.
PSYC19043/PSYC19044BA(Hons) (part-time dissertation)(24uc) - psychology. The prerequisite is completion of psychology Honours part-time A and B.**

Courses Offered

See the program structure for information on courses in this degree.

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