A major in Aboriginal studies as a part of a bachelor degree prepares students for a career in a range of industries whilst increasing cross cultural awareness.

Bachelor of Arts

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal Studies Major at the University of Newcastle

A major in Aboriginal studies explores Indigenous experiences and perspectives, with a focus on history, society, leadership, behaviours, beliefs and related issues. In the process, the major aims to increase Indigenous students' pride and confidence in identity and culture.

You can study this major through three undergraduate programs at the University of Newcastle. DEGREE PATHWAYS


CAREERS

WORK IN BOTH GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENT SECTORS

An Aboriginal studies major will prepare you for a career in a wide range of government and Major Aboriginal Studiesnon-government sectors, where specific skills in cross-cultural awareness is sought.

Other career paths lead to Aboriginal institutions concerned with land councils, medical services, legal services, cooperatives and housing companies. Within this sector there are a number of positions which are Indigenous identified.

There are also many positions within government and non-government sectors that may not be directly focused on Indigenous affairs but require the types of transferable skills (such as oral, written and interpersonal communication skills) that are fostered in an Aboriginal studies major.

POSTGRADUATE STUDY

If you choose to undertake a postgraduate degree, the Aboriginal studies major also opens up a variety of opportunities in areas such as business, education, health and law.



You can study the Aboriginal Studies Major at the University of Newcastle through either of the three programs listed below.

  • For program structure details, please refer to the Bachelor of Arts handbook.
  • For program structure details, please refer to the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice handbook.
  • For program structure details, please refer to the Bachelor of Social Science handbook.
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