Curious, creative, connected: Southern Cross is renowned for its culture of enquiry and free thinking, with the industry placement opportunities you need to kick start a career in the arts and social sciences. From social welfare to art curation, political analysis or the creative industries, our degrees offered by the School of Arts and Social Sciences have a focus on communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Our Bachelor of Arts allows you to tailor-make your degree with dozens of subject areas to choose from, and careers in fields that range from the creative arts and journalism to marketing, politics, creative writing and more.

Our degrees in social sciences and social welfare are a rigorous grounding and a pathway to professional registration, with career opportunities in social work, human services, social policy and analysis, counselling, or research.

Why study arts, humanities and social sciences at Southern Cross?

  • 5-star rankings in the 2019 Good Universities Guide for humanities and social sciences
  • Superb visual arts facilities from ceramics and digital design to print making
  • Industry connections and work placements, opportunities to study abroad
  • Professional registration pathway for social work
  • 88% graduate employment for postgraduate social work – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018
  • 97% positive rating for learning resources in humanities, culture and social science – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018

Meet our graduates

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Jules Allen

Bachelor of Social Science

“There is no them and us; it’s just us,” says Jules Allen whose biography is dazzling — featured on the ABC’s Australian Story, a contestant on Masterchef and guest on The Project.

Yet the core of Jules’ work has been fostering 32 children and advocating for love and justice for those most vulnerable.

Jules has worked alongside Deborah Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman, collaborated with major Australian charities and is an ambassador for Adopt Change and Foster Care Australia.

And if she wasn’t busy enough, Jules has recently debuted as a playwright, presenting a story highlighting the flaws and need in Australia’s foster care system.