School of Humanities and Social Sciences
We specialise in the human experience – from its earliest beginnings to the latest developments in society, politics and culture.
Our teaching programs broaden students’ intellectual horizons, strengthen their career prospects and improve the societies they serve.
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Over 50 majors and minors
Choose your own adventure with majors, minors and electives from more than 50 interest areas.
Tailor your arts degree, combining interest areas in humanities, social sciences, business, health or science
Top 300 globally
We’re ranked in the world’s top 300 for arts and humanities.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: arts and humanities
Bachelor of Arts Explorer
With our flexible Bachelor of Arts, you have access to a range of majors in Arts and Open Access from across the University.
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La Trobe leads employment rankings in Victoria
A former refugee turned community advocate; a leading Family Therapy practitioner; a globally recognised geneticist, and the Australian Government’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer are among the seven remarkable alum
La Trobe University and the National Gallery of Victoria's partnership allows our students, staff and community to explore and learn in a whole new way