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On Campus; Online
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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6500

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of ATAR-related and other adjustment factors commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

When you study a Bachelor of Arts with CSU you will develop a wide range of skills and make lasting connections that can lead to diverse and rewarding career options. Employers across a range of industries are increasingly looking for candidates with broadly developed skill sets.

Demonstrate to employers a wide range of skills

This degree teaches you to gather information, think critically, assess and interpret evidence, make decisions and communicate clearly.

Study on campus or online

Choose a study mode that suits you best, and study at a pace that matches your work and lifestyle commitments.

A supportive study environment

Our dedicated lecturers and tutors provide ongoing support and exciting learning opportunities.

Study diverse subjects across of range of disciplines

You can select subject areas of particular interest to you. Choose from our wide range of majors and minors, including Art History, Politics, Children's Literature, Islamic Studies, Justice Studies, and Creative Writing.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

HSS305 International Exchange
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods
THL105 Introduction To Old Testament Studies
THL106 Introduction To New Testament Studies
THL111 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL113 Being the Church
THL208 The Synoptic Gospels
THL242 New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
THL322 Theology, The Arts And Film
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

The range of subjects available in the Bachelor of Arts, and the ability to focus on areas of interest, opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

Position yourself as a dynamic candidate

Graduates of CSU's Bachelor of Arts are flexible and creative problem-solvers, outstanding communicators and socially, culturally and historically aware citizens. An arts course will qualify you for employment in a wide range of professions across the globe: in private enterprise, government, community organisations and arts institutions.

Combine your degree for specialised employment

You can combine your arts degree with a postgraduate qualification to prepare for specialised employment in teaching, journalism, librarianship, management, psychology or criminology.

Consider a career in teaching

Completing a Bachelor of Arts followed by one of CSU’s graduate entry teaching programs is a pathway to a career in teaching.

The range of subjects available in the Bachelor of Arts, and the ability to focus on areas of interest, opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

Position yourself as a dynamic candidate

Graduates of CSU's Bachelor of Arts are flexible and creative problem-solvers, outstanding communicators and socially, culturally and historically aware citizens. An arts course will qualify you for employment in a wide range of professions across the globe: in private enterprise, government, community organisations and arts institutions.

Combine your degree for specialised employment

You can combine your arts degree with a postgraduate qualification to prepare for specialised employment in teaching, journalism, librarianship, management, psychology or criminology.

Consider a career in teaching

Completing a Bachelor of Arts followed by one of CSU’s graduate entry teaching programs is a pathway to a career in teaching.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR. We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Offer – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Location (Regional) Adjustment, and the Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit may be awarded for relevant equivalent study completed within 10 years of applying for the course.

Specific credit packages of 128 points are available to students who have successfully completed 3 years of study at Vianney College, Wagga Wagga, and who wish to undertake a major in English, history, philosophy, psychology or sociology within the course.

Check your eligibility for credit

Fees and course offerings

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A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

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  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

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Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

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  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
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This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay your tuition fees up front by the census date each session direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees up front by the census date direct to the university and get help to cover the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. get help to cover the cost of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Alisha Eade - Bachelor of Arts

"Bachelor of Arts has a lot of different disciplines and a lot of different subjects; it’s up to you how you want to structure it. That’s definitely the best part."

Alisha Eade - Bachelor of Arts

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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English

The English major offers a broad history of the development of the literature of England until the 19th Century. You will then go on to study 19th and 20th Century literature from countries including Ireland, America and Australia. Subjects are also available on literary theory, children's literature, creative writing and literature and film.

History

The History major concentrates on 20th Century history and focuses on political, cultural, social, Australian and international history. You’ll start with an introduction to history and progress on to thematic studies and specialised in-depth studies that will build on your skills and knowledge.

Philosophy

Philosophy arises from common questions and makes use of a standard way of approaching those questions. Over the years it has developed into a rich body of techniques and methods. You’ll gain clarity of thought and expression and develop your skills and knowledge in the offering and evaluation of reasons in support of claims.

Psychology

If you’re intrigued by human behaviour and thinking, the Psychology major is for you. It offers diverse subject material as psychologists have studied almost every aspect of human activity. You’ll learn methods of enquiry as well as its discoveries.

Sociology

Sociology is the science of society, studying ways in which societies operate by focusing on their constituent parts, their structure and process. You’ll begin to understand human behaviour, identify the factors which guide or direct social life and the causes of problems, and attempt to provide explanations for the ills of modern societies, proposing ways of responding to these social issues and problems.

Minors

You can also choose from a selection of minors including: Art History, Children's Literature, Economics, English, History, Indigenous Studies, Islamic Studies, Justice Studies, Language and Culture, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, and Writing.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

BACHELOR OF ARTS
The course, which comprises 192 points, consists of a combination of Majors and Minors (128 points), 2 core subjects (16 points), and 6 unrestricted electives (48 points). Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

All students must complete EITHER two Majors OR one Major and two Minors.

The course structure is as follows:

• 2 x 8-subject Majors selected from List A OR
• 1 x 8-subject Major selected from List A  PLUS 2 x 4 subject minor selected from List B.
• 1 compulsory Indigenous subject IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
• 1 compulsory subject COM120 Reasoning and Writing.
• 6 unrestricted electives (48 points) 

In selecting areas of study and subjects, the following rules apply:

• No more than 15 subjects can be taken from any one discipline area.
• No more than 6 subjects may be taken from outside Lists A and B.
• No more than 10 x Level 1 subjects may be counted towards the degree.
• At least 5 x Level 3 subjects must be completed.
• A student completing a minor in Indigenous Studies is free to choose an additional elective in place of the compulsory Indigenous subject.
• Unrestricted elective subjects may be selected from any area within CSU, subject to any other restrictions.
 

A discipline is defined as follows:

Art History: all subjects with ART or VIS codes
English: all subjects with LIT or WRT codes, plus COM327
History: all subjects with HST codes, plus COM225 
Philosophy: all subjects with PHL codes plus POL205
Psychology: all subjects with PSY codes
Sociology: all subjects with SOC codes, plus COM219.
 

LIST A: MAJORS
English
History
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology

LIST B: MINORS
Art History
Children's Literature
Economics
English
History
Indigenous Studies
Islamic Studies
Justice Studies
Language and Culture
Mathematics
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Theology
Writing

In special circumstances the Course Coordinator may approve Minors in disciplines not listed above.
 

MAJORS

ENGLISH MAJOR

Level 1 (choose 2 subjects)
LIT107 English Literature 1
LIT108 English Literature 2
*LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
LIT201 Irish Literature
LIT212 American Literature
LIT214 Australian Literature
LIT216 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT218 The 'Woman Question' in Nineteenth-Century England and America
LIT219 Drugs and Alcohol in Literature
**LIT220 Screenwriting
**LIT221 Creative Writing
**WRT210 Writing for Publication
*LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
COM327 Literature and Film
LIT301 Modernism
LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing
LIT303 The English Novel from Austen to Lawrence
LIT315 Author in Context: Special Literary Study
*LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
*LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens
**WRT301 Life Writing

NOTE:
*A student may include in their English major no more than two of LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition, LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism, LIT324 Australian Children's Literature and LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens.
** A student may include in their English major no more than two of LIT220 Screenwriting, LIT221 Creative Writing, WRT210 Writing for Publication and WRT301 Life Writing.


HISTORY MAJOR

Level 1

HST101 The Short Twentieth Century I
HST102 The Short Twentieth Century II

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
HST201 Colonial Australia
HST204 Twentieth Century Australia
HST210 Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST212 Film and History
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
HST214 Medieval World

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
HST301 International History from 1945
HST303 Literature and Society
HST308 Australia and Asia
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives
HST311 Philosophy of History

NOTE: Some Level 2 and Level 3 subjects may be offered in rotation from year to year.

 

 

PHILOSOPHY MAJOR

Level 1
PHL101 Applied Ethics
PHL103 Theories of Human Nature

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PHL201 Critical Reasoning
PHL202 Ethical Theory
POL205 Political Ideas
PHL206 Problems of Philosophy
PHL209 Theories of Justice

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
PHL302 Values and Decisions
PHL304 Philosophy of Science
PHL305 The Self


PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR (NON-ACCREDITED)

An 8-subject Psychology major, not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), is chosen in the following way:

Level 1
PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2

Level 2
PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

And at least two from the following:

PSY202 Developmental Psychology
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY208 Biopsychology

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology#
PSY304 Psychopathology
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition
PSY308 Psychology of Learning#
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods#

# Students studying online must attend a compulsory residential school for this subject.


SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Level 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality

Level 2
SOC205 Social Research

And at least one from the following:

SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC212 Class: Images and Reality
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
SOC220 Living in a Global World
SOC226 Rural Sociology

Level 3
SOC303 Sociological Theory

And at least one from the following:

SOC302 Environment and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society
SOC316 Animals and Society


MINORS

ART HISTORY MINOR
ART113 European Art 1850-1920: Origins of Modernity
ART114 Modern Art - Twentieth Century 1920-1970

And any two of the following:

ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
ART240 Introduction to Islamic Art and Design
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
ART317 Art and Books

NOTE: Some Level 3 subjects may be offered in rotation from year to year.


CHILDREN'S LITERATURE MINOR
LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition
LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism
LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens


ECONOMICS MINOR
ECO130 Business Economics

And three of the following:

ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO240 Forecasting for Business
ECO320 International Economics
ECO355 Contemporary Economic Issues


ENGLISH MINOR
Two of the following:

LIT107 English Literature 1
LIT108 English Literature 2
*LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition

And any two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

LIT201 Irish Literature
LIT212 American Literature
LIT214 Australian Literature
LIT216 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT218 The 'Woman Question' in Nineteenth-Century England and America
LIT219 Drugs and Alcohol in Literature
LIT220 Screenwriting
LIT221 Creative Writing
WRT210 Writing for Publication
*LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism
COM327 Literature and Film
LIT301 Modernism
LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing
LIT303 The English Novel from Austen to Lawrence
LIT315 Author in Context: Special Literary Study
*LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
*LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens
WRT301 Life Writing

NOTE:
“A student may include in their English minor no more than two of LIT124 Children’s Literature: the Oral Tradition, LIT224 Children’s Literature: Fantasy and Realism, LIT324 Australian Children’s Literature and LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens.



HISTORY MINOR
HST101 The Short Twentieth Century I
HST102 The Short Twentieth Century II

And any two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

HST201 Colonial Australia
HST204 Twentieth Century Australia
HST210 Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST212 Film and History
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
HST214 Medieval World
HST301 International History from 1945
HST303 Literature and Society
HST308 Australia and Asia
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives
HST311 Local History in Context
 

INDIGENOUS MINOR
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

And

IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Realities

And one of the following subjects:

IKC201 Comparative Indigenous Studies
IKC202 Indigenous Australians and Literature
COM217 Indigenous Peoples Portrayals and Representation
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
IKC300 Politics of Race and Representation
IKC303 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control
THL 225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality
THL328 Reconciliation: the theological/political nexus in Indigenous public policy
 

ISLAMIC STUDIES MINOR
ISL151 Islam in the Modern World

And any three of the following, with at least 1 at Level 2:

ART240 Introduction to Islamic Art and Design
ISL260 Introduction to Arabic Reading
ISL261 Beginner Arabic Language 1
ISL353 World Religions in Australia
ISL355 Women in Islam
ISL383 Islamic History: Caliphate Era


JUSTICE STUDIES MINOR
JST110 Law and Society
JST205 Criminology
PHL209 Theories of Justice

And one of the following:

PSY211 Psychology of Crime
JST201 Criminal Law and Process
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST204 Crime, Delinquency and Social Welfare
JST302 Criminological Perspectives on Social Problems
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society
JST321 Government, Civil Society and Justice


MATHEMATICS MINOR
MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications
MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications

And any two from the following:

MTH203 Numerical Methods
MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
MTH219 Linear Algebra
MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations


PHILOSOPHY MINOR
PHL101 Applied Ethics

And any three of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

PHL103 Theories of Human Nature
PHL201 Critical reasoning
PHL202 Ethical Theory
POL 205 Political ideas
PHL206 Problems of Philosophy
PHL209 Theories of Justice
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
PHL302 Values and Decisions
PHL304 Philosophy of Science
PHL305 The Self


PSYCHOLOGY MINOR
Students must complete two subjects at Level 1:

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2

And two other subjects selected from Level 2 and Level 3 PSY subjects for which the pre-requisites have been met, with at least one of these subjects being at Level 2.


SOCIOLOGY MINOR
SOC101 Introductory Sociology or
SOC108 Sociology of Health and
SOC102 Social Inequality

And two from the following, with at least one at Level 2:

SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC205 Social Research
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
SOC220 Living in a Global World
SOC226 Rurality in a Globalised World
SOC302 Environment and Society
SOC303 Sociological Theory
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society
SOC316 Sociology of Animals


THEOLOGY MINOR
Two subjects from:

THL105 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL106 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL111 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL113 Being the Church

And two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

THL208 Synoptic Gospels
THL211 Creation and Ecology
THL225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality
THL231 Christianity in Australian History
THL242 New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
THL245 God, Humanity and Difference
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
THL322 Theology, Arts and Film
THL326 Theological Ethics
THL329 World Religions
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue


WRITING MINOR
Any four of the following:

LIT220 Screenwriting
LIT221 Creative Writing
WRT210 Writing for Publication
WRT301 Life Writing
LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens


LANGUAGE AND CULTURE MINOR
Students may do an International Exchange Program as part of their Bachelor of Arts. This program counts as a minor in the degree and is equivalent to 32 credit points. The minor, or part thereof, is achieved by a student successfully completing studies in an approved program at a CSU Exchange Partner University.

International Exchange
HSS305 International Exchange is worth 8 points and can be counted as an elective. This subject is provided in recognition of students' full and compliant participation in an International Short Term Program. Programs will comprise 120-140 hours learning in a cultural and educational program in an international setting involving students engaging in studies of culture, language, history, art, etc. with visits to sites of cultural and educational significance, and intercultural engagement with local people. These activities may take place within the context of a professional work placement. However, workplace placements, in this subject, do not contribute to professional accreditation hours. The Social Work Exchange program does not qualify for this subject.

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the requirements for their majors and minors. It is expected that students will complete Level 1 subjects before progressing to Level 2 subjects, and Level 2 subjects before progressing to Level 3 subjects for each of their majors and minors.

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (normally equivalent to 24 subjects), no more than 64 points of which may have been taken outside the Faculty of Arts.

Additional Graduation Requirements

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When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

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International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

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Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

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Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

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Important dates

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 May 2018
2018 Session 2 Late Application date

29 Jun 2018
2018 Session 2 Extended Application date

6 Jul 2018
2018 Session 2 Final Application closing date

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Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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Bachelor of Social Science (Social Welfare)

Master of Ethics and Legal Studies (with specialisations)

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts)

Master of Child and Adolescent Welfare

Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Legal Studies

Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Graduate Diploma of Ethics and Legal Studies (with specialisation...

Master of Human Service

Master of Gerontology

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