A Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Newcastle offers teaching excellence, flexible course content, employable graduates and career diversity.

Bachelor of Arts

What you will study

Explore diverse areas of study and tailor your Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree to suit your interests and lifestyle. With 15 majors, 16 minors and hundreds of subjects to choose from, studying Arts at the University of Newcastle (UON) gives you greater control of your future.


Bachelor of Arts students at UON choose between two structures, completing either: (1) a DOUBLE MAJOR, OR (2) a SINGLE MAJOR and DOUBLE MINOR. For details on program structure, please refer to the handbook.


Some majors/minors are offered predominantly at one campus and others are offered at both the Callaghan and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus.  Course availability within the listed majors/minors is subject to change. Online delivery is also available for some courses.

For more details, please refer to the handbook.


Studying the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Newcastle opens many doors and develops in-demand employability skills1 that are adaptable across diverse careers.

Arts and humanities students at UON enjoy flexible study pathways and graduate with broader career outcomes, from teaching, journalism and language translation, to diverse roles in creative industries, the media and public service. LEARN MORE

1Source: Employability Skills for the Future, 2002 - Report produced by Business Council of Australia (BCA) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on behalf of  the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) and the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA).

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