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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 area. Bond's Bachelor of Arts allows students to choose from numerous majors to tailor their experience and potential career prospects.

Students can step into the next chapter of their career by graduating 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.

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

The Bachelor of Arts program encourages students to select combinations of subject areas and particular subjects that best suit their interests and career ambitions. It is a generalist program that offers you a choice of majors with the opportunity to either specialise in a particular area of study or to select complementary majors.

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
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 choose 12 subjects from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects. Students must complete two or more majors, or one double major, from the list below of "Available Majors."

Electives (9)

Students must choose nine (9) elective subjects of which at least five (5) must come from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects.

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 total program fees for the Bachelor of Arts are:

  • $100,920
  • $101,928

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 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 2017 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is not reliable.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

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.

Available Majors

Criminology Major*

The major comprises of six (6) subjects drawn from CRIM subjects and may include Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality and/or Introduction to Psychology: Learning & Social.

*Double majors are available in this subject area.

Film and Television Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects and must include

Film and Television Double Major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and includes all of those subjects previously listed plus

plus any other two (2) FITV subjects

Global Studies Major*

The major comprises six (6) subjects:

*This major is only available within the Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) program.

Computer Games Major*

The major comprises six (6) subjects and must include:

Plus one of the following subjects:

*This major is is only available within the Bachelor of Interactive Media and Design program

Digital Media Design*

The major comprises six (6) subjects and must include:

Plus one of the following

*This major is only available within the Bachelor of Interactive Media and Design program

Global Governance and Regional Politics Major

The major comprises of six (6) subjects and must include:

and either

Plus four (4) subjects drawn from the following

International Relations Major*

The major comprises of six (6) subjects drawn from INTR subjects.

*Double majors are available in this subject area.

International Diplomacy Major

The major comprises of six (6) subjects and must include:

plus three (3) of the following:

OR two (2) subjects drawn from the list above plus one Foreign Language subject.

Journalism Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects drawn from the JOUR offerings but must include

Journalism Double Major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and includes all of those subjects previously listed, and three (3) drawn from

and a further three (3) from the JOUR offerings

Please note that the BJOUR varies from the above, and does not allow a double major structure.

Television Journalism Major

The double major comprises twelve (12) subjects and must include:

plus four (4) subjects drawn from the JOUR offerings,

plus five (5) subjects drawn from the FITV offerings.

Please note that the BJOUR varies from the above, and does not allow a double major structure.

Chinese Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad).

Chinese Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

English as an International Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects drawn from ENIL subjects.

French Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad).

French Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

Japanese Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad).

Japanese Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

Spanish Language Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

(Levels 5 and 6 can only be studied abroad)..

Spanish Studies Major

The major comprises six (6) subjects as follows:

The major comprises of six (6) subjects drawn from PHIL subjects

Public Relations Major

The major comprises of six (6) subjects and must include:

Plus two (2) from the following: