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Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts

Duration

3-years (or part-time equivalent)

Study Mode

Full-time or part-time

Attendance

Face-to-face, Toongabbie campus

Structure

24 units (144 credit points)

Tuition

Start Dates

27 February 2023

31 July 2023

The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts provides students with an integrated understanding of the influences which have shaped the development of human culture, especially Western culture. Students learn invaluable skills such as analysis, synthesis and critical thinking, as well as proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and developing rational arguments.

Campion’s undergraduate degree centres on a core curriculum covering history, literature, philosophy, theology and science. As the course develops over three years, each of the core curriculum units is taught in such a way that the essential links between them are laid bare and become subject to analysis and critique. In this way, the student is led into a deeper and more incisive understanding of the world in which we live and the necessary interconnectedness of human, social, political and cultural enterprise.

Australian universities do not offer an integrated education in the liberal arts characterised by a core curriculum – embracing both the arts and sciences – which all students undertake. Yet such an education is of powerful and enduring value, as shown by the effectiveness of graduates in the marketplace. One-third of Fortune 500 companies, for example, have a past or current CEO with a degree in the liberal arts. In addition, liberal arts graduates are recognised for their ability to gain admission to the most prestigious universities for postgraduate degrees as well as strong employment prospects across a range of fields and industries.

For the first two years, students will study core units in history, literature, philosophy and theology. In their third year, students are required to complete two science units and six elective units. Students may elect to complete a major by choosing four out of the six third-year electives from a single discipline.

The curriculum is integrated in two ways. First, the units of study in each discipline build upon each other from year to year; the concepts mastered in first year reappear and inform the content studied in second and third year. Second, the disciplines are integrated with each other, allowing students to make connections between them each semester. For example, students learn not only about the times in which Shakespeare lived (history) and what he wrote (literature), but also how theological and philosophical debates of his time helped shape his work.

Full-time students (studying four units per semester) will finish the degree in three years. Time frames for part-time students will vary.

Guidelines

  • Each unit is worth 6 credit points.
  • Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 144 credit points (24 units) to meet the minimum requirements for the degree, with at least 48 credit points (8 units) at each of 100, 200 and 300 level.
  • Units of study are specified as 100, 200 or 300 level, indicated by the first numeral in the unit code (e.g. LIT201 is a 200 level unit of study).
  • Students may study more than 144cp in total and/or more than 24cp in any one semester with the permission of the Dean of Studies. Normally students would not be permitted to study more than a standard load (4 units) in their first semester unless they had an ATAR (or equivalent) of 80; or in subsequent semesters an average mark of 60.
  • 300-level units of study will be offered subject to enrolment numbers.
  • Students may be awarded a Major by completing eight units of study in one discipline.

 

LEVEL 100 (FIRST YEAR) CORE UNITS

Provisional students must enrol in STU101: Study Skills + two of the core units listed below in their first semester.

LEVEL 200 (SECOND YEAR) CORE UNITS

Level 300 (Third Year) Electives

Students must complete 48 credit points (8 units) at Level 300, including 12 credit points (2 units) of Science, to satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.

Other Electives

These units can be taken above-load and do not contribute toward the 144 credit points necessary for completion of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.

Admission to this course is based on three elements:

  • The applicant’s academic background
  • A written statement
  • An interview with academic staff

Campion College accepts applicants from a range of academic backgrounds. Minimum educational requirements of applicants include:

  • Minimum one complete semester of a higher education course
  • Minimum one complete semester of study in a Certificate IV
  • Minimum ATAR of 70.00 (or IB equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a university bridging or enabling course
  • Successful completion of two years of the Angelicum Academy Great Books Program
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – combined average equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00 or higher in Written English and Multiple Choice components (currently a score of 140 in each component)

Early Offer Scheme, Education Access Scheme and Provisional Enrolment also available.

Click here to learn more about admission.

International applicants should refer to the specific advice on our International Students webpage.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

The expected educational outcomes of this degree are reflected in the following Graduate Attributes:

  • The capacity to think logically, to critically analyse situations and find responsible solutions to problems;
  • an advanced understanding of the way society has developed and the critical strands of human thinking and activity which have shaped and continue to shape Western culture;
  • an integrated grasp of reality which will serve as the basis of lifelong learning;
  • the ability to adapt to a wide variety of employment and career opportunities because of enhanced and developed generic attitudes such as independence of thought, critical evaluation, research abilities, and communication skills;
  • a well-rounded appreciation of the world in which he or she lives, together with a strong sense of purpose;
  • a commitment to truth, including moral truth, as a sure basis for character development; and
  • advanced writing and presentation skills.

Click here to read graduate testimonials.

Click here to learn more about career prospects for liberal arts graduates.

Is it possible to study liberal arts without committing to three years of study?

Our Diploma of Liberal Arts allows student to complete just the first year of Campion’s Bachelor degree, undertaking Level 100 units in the core disciplines.

Alternatively, you may wish to enrol in single units as a Miscellaneous or Auditing student.

 

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Orientation Week.

You do not need to wait to complete your current schooling/education in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your high school results or TAFE/university transcript. Individuals who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply well before the scholarship application deadline in order to finalise their enrolment before submitting scholarship applications.

 

Can I receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for past study?

In cases where a student has prior learning that is related to assessable components of a Campion College course, the College gives such a student the opportunity to apply for this learning to contribute directly to the completion of the Campion course in question. All RPL applications are assessed by our Dean of Studies. Further information about RPL is available on our admission and policy pages.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au

The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts provides students with an integrated understanding of the influences which have shaped the development of human culture, especially Western culture. Students learn invaluable skills such as analysis, synthesis and critical thinking, as well as proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and developing rational arguments. Campion’s undergraduate degree centres on a core curriculum covering history, literature, philosophy, theology and science. As the course develops over three years, each of the core curriculum units is taught in such a way that the essential links between them are laid bare and become subject to analysis and critique. In this way, the student is led into a deeper and more incisive understanding of the world in which we live and the necessary interconnectedness of human, social, political and cultural enterprise. Australian universities do not offer an integrated education in the liberal arts characterised by a core curriculum – embracing both the arts and sciences – which all students undertake. Yet such an education is of powerful and enduring value, as shown by the effectiveness of graduates in the marketplace. One-third of Fortune 500 companies, for example, have a past or current CEO with a degree in the liberal arts. In addition, liberal arts graduates are recognised for their ability to gain admission to the most prestigious universities for postgraduate degrees as well as strong employment prospects across a range of fields and industries.

For the first two years, students will study core units in history, literature, philosophy and theology. In their third year, students are required to complete two science units and six elective units. Students may elect to complete a major by choosing four out of the six third-year electives from a single discipline.

The curriculum is integrated in two ways. First, the units of study in each discipline build upon each other from year to year; the concepts mastered in first year reappear and inform the content studied in second and third year. Second, the disciplines are integrated with each other, allowing students to make connections between them each semester. For example, students learn not only about the times in which Shakespeare lived (history) and what he wrote (literature), but also how theological and philosophical debates of his time helped shape his work.

Full-time students (studying four units per semester) will finish the degree in three years. Time frames for part-time students will vary.

Guidelines

  • Each unit is worth 6 credit points.
  • Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 144 credit points (24 units) to meet the minimum requirements for the degree, with at least 48 credit points (8 units) at each of 100, 200 and 300 level.
  • Units of study are specified as 100, 200 or 300 level, indicated by the first numeral in the unit code (e.g. LIT201 is a 200 level unit of study).
  • Students may study more than 144cp in total and/or more than 24cp in any one semester with the permission of the Dean of Studies. Normally students would not be permitted to study more than a standard load (4 units) in their first semester unless they had an ATAR (or equivalent) of 80; or in subsequent semesters an average mark of 60.
  • 300-level units of study will be offered subject to enrolment numbers.
  • Students may be awarded a Major by completing eight units of study in one discipline.

 

LEVEL 100 (FIRST YEAR) CORE UNITS

Provisional students must enrol in STU101: Study Skills + two of the core units listed below in their first semester.

LEVEL 200 (SECOND YEAR) CORE UNITS

Level 300 (Third Year) Electives

Students must complete 48 credit points (8 units) at Level 300, including 12 credit points (2 units) of Science, to satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.

Other Electives

These units can be taken above-load and do not contribute toward the 144 credit points necessary for completion of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.

Admission to this course is based on three elements:

  • The applicant’s academic background
  • A written statement
  • An interview with academic staff

Campion College accepts applicants from a range of academic backgrounds. Minimum educational requirements of applicants include:

  • Minimum one complete semester of a higher education course
  • Minimum one complete semester of study in a Certificate IV
  • Minimum ATAR of 70.00 (or IB equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a university bridging or enabling course
  • Successful completion of two years of the Angelicum Academy Great Books Program
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – combined average equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00 or higher in Written English and Multiple Choice components (currently a score of 140 in each component)

Early Offer Scheme, Education Access Scheme and Provisional Enrolment also available.

Click here to learn more about admission.

International applicants should refer to the specific advice on our International Students webpage.

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

The expected educational outcomes of this degree are reflected in the following Graduate Attributes:

  • The capacity to think logically, to critically analyse situations and find responsible solutions to problems;
  • an advanced understanding of the way society has developed and the critical strands of human thinking and activity which have shaped and continue to shape Western culture;
  • an integrated grasp of reality which will serve as the basis of lifelong learning;
  • the ability to adapt to a wide variety of employment and career opportunities because of enhanced and developed generic attitudes such as independence of thought, critical evaluation, research abilities, and communication skills;
  • a well-rounded appreciation of the world in which he or she lives, together with a strong sense of purpose;
  • a commitment to truth, including moral truth, as a sure basis for character development; and
  • advanced writing and presentation skills.

Click here to read graduate testimonials.

Click here to learn more about career prospects for liberal arts graduates.

Is it possible to study liberal arts without committing to three years of study?

Our Diploma of Liberal Arts allows student to complete just the first year of Campion’s Bachelor degree, undertaking Level 100 units in the core disciplines.

Alternatively, you may wish to enrol in single units as a Miscellaneous or Auditing student.

 

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Orientation Week.

You do not need to wait to complete your current schooling/education in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your high school results or TAFE/university transcript. Individuals who wish to be considered for scholarships should apply well before the scholarship application deadline in order to finalise their enrolment before submitting scholarship applications.

 

Can I receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for past study?

In cases where a student has prior learning that is related to assessable components of a Campion College course, the College gives such a student the opportunity to apply for this learning to contribute directly to the completion of the Campion course in question. All RPL applications are assessed by our Dean of Studies. Further information about RPL is available on our admission and policy pages.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au

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