Ready to seize the day? Get the choice and flexibility to set yourself up for your dream career.
Start your university adventure with La Trobe's Diploma of Arts. Choose your own future - we're here to help you achieve your dreams.
Get straight into your passions when you choose a stream and undertake the first year of the humanities and social sciences degree of your choice. Choose from criminology, global studies, media and communication, and more. Or choose from a wide range of electives - from politics and languages to environmental studies and public health - and study all the topics you're passionate about.
Once you've graduated, you could transfer into one of our most varied and flexible degrees - the Bachelor of Arts - or choose from a range of specialised programs including the Bachelor of Archaeology, the Bachelor of Global Studies and the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
No matter which path you choose, you'll learn from world-class academics and leading researchers, and you'll build skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration - highly sought-after skills that are vital in today's workforce.
Get a taste of university life as you study side-by-side with Bachelor's degree students. What's more, we'll be with you every step of the way. Receive tailored advice from a dedicated Student Adviser and you can connect with discipline-based peer mentors. We'll help you enrol, choose your subjects and navigate university systems and requirements. You can also access La Trobe's Careers Service to help you shape your future.
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The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 5 - Diploma.
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Diploma of Arts, students must complete a total of 120 credit points across 1 year.
Students who are planning to transfer into the:
should follow the described pathways.
Students should refer to the relevant pathway course handbook page to identify subjects in their chosen major.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 WOMINJEKA LA TROBE: INDIGENOUS CULTURAL LITERACY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ABS0WOM 1 0
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.
To view other campus handbook course details, please select relevant campus in the drop down.
After graduation, you could choose to pursue further study or to work in entry-level positions across a wide range of industries.
Possible roles include: