Many doors are opened with one degree. Our humanities and social science graduates go on to become artists, community workers, editors, entrepreneurs, librarians, diplomats, teachers, historians and marketing consultants.
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, you still have options. There are lots of ways into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
“So many of my teachers at ACU have been hugely influential. I can say with complete confidence that I am a far different person now than who I was at the beginning of my degree.
Being a smaller university, you have an opportunity to really get to know your teachers. In my experience, all of them are genuinely interested in getting to know their students too. This has been invaluable to my learning.
Coming here I made a conscious effort to get involved in the things I was interested in, rather than the things I thought had some practical value to help me reach some destination. It has allowed my university experience to be much more about discovering my passions and making my career fit me, rather than the other way around.”
Professor Michael Ondaatje is a professor of history and is also a member of the University Senate.
A historian well known for his work on African American history and politics, Professor Ondaatje is a regular commentator in the Australian and international media and has delivered numerous public lectures. He is the author of the prize-winning book, Black Conservative Intellectuals in Modern America.
In 2012, the Academy of the Humanities awarded Professor Ondaatje the Crawford Medal, ‘Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities’. In 2013, he was selected by the United States Embassy in Australia for the International Visitor Leadership Program.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
By registering for Open Day Michelle won $5,000 towards a trip to Rome.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.