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What you will study

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) aims to produce graduates with the maximum of intellectual curiosity and creativity for a broad range of interesting careers.


Half of your BA will be the study of one major area. You can also study a second major, which can be an area from another Faculty, such as geography. In the Psychology major, you’ll study subjects like:

Core subjects

The BA contains four core subjects that all students must take to gain competency in a range of general skills, and to introduce you to the specific values of the BA.

The first three core subjects are:

All these are Level 1 (first year) core subjects dealing with human understanding of time and space, history, and culture.

The final core subject is 'Arts Edge', a Level 3 (third year) subject designed to have you reflect on knowledge and skills developed during your Bachelor of Arts course, and integrate these into contemporary formats ready for the global workplace.


There is also space in your BA to take elective subjects. These may be subjects related to your major or majors, or they may simply be subjects of interest to you. Elective subjects can be chosen from any Faculty.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.