Program Overview

Simultaneously build a strong scientific grounding and powerful communication talents. Choose from more than 20 specialisations in a wide range of areas including humanities, social sciences and science, with the flexibility to tailor you own studies. Graduate with diverse career choices in research institutes, planning agencies, public relations and management in industries related to technology, production and the environment.
 

In this program you will:

  • Choose from a wide range of major and minors that spark your interests and ambitions

  • Develop a niche skill set that sets you apart from other graduates

  • Gain work experience and make industry contacts through work-integrated learning courses

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  Location

Sunshine CoastAustralia

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  Course Duration

48 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AU$ 26,400

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IELTS: 6

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Introductory courses (7) 84 units

  • LFS100 Cell Biology

  • SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

  • SCI105 Introductory Chemistry

  • SCI110 Science Research Methods

  • SCI113 Discovering Science

  • SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

  • SUS101 Foundations of Sustainability

 

Developing courses (1) 12 units

Select one course (12 units) from:

  • ANM203 Statistics with Teeth: Understanding Ecological Data

  • SCI202 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

 

Graduate courses (2) 24 units

Select one course (12 units) from:

  • BCI300 Work Integrated Learning Project

  • SCS300 Social Sciences and Humanities Project

 

PLUS select one course (12 units) from:

  • ENS330 K'gari-Fraser Island Field Studies

  • ENS333 Special Field Studies Topic

  • SCI302 Analytical Sciences

  • SRP301 Special Research Project

  • WPL310 Workplace Learning I

 

Major courses (8) 96 units

Select 8 courses (96 units)
 from your chosen Arts major study area:

  • Creative Writing and Publishing

  • Criminology and Justice

  • English 

  • Geography

  • History

  • International Studies

  • Japanese In-Country

  • Japanese Studies

  • Japanese In-country (Extended Major) (144 units)

  • Journalism

  • Psychology

  • Screen Media

  • Sociology

  • Sustainability - Society

  • Theatre and Performance

 

Major courses (8) 96 units

Select 8 courses (96 units)
 from your chosen Science major study area:

  • Biology

  • Biotechnology

  • Chemistry

  • Ecology

  • Mathematics

 

Minor courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 courses (48 units)
 from your chosen Arts minor study area:

  • Behavioural Science

  • Counselling Skills

  • Creative Writing and Publishing

  • Criminology and Justice

  • English

  • Geography

  • Geospatial Analysis

  • Global Environmental Politics

  • History

  • Indigenous Studies

  • International and Human Rights

  • International Studies

  • Japanese Studies

  • Journalism

  • Music

  • Screen Media

  • Social Theory

  • Sociology

  • Sustainability

  • Theatre and Performance

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.
 

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.
 

Some examples of upper secondary qualifications and a guide to the minimum grades that USC will consider are listed here. These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee entry. Some programs may require higher grades. Alternative qualifications may also be considered on a case by case basis.

 

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)

A$26,400

  • Editor

  • Geographer

  • Historian

  • Media and communications professional

  • Policy officer

  • Researcher

  • Sociologist

  • Writer

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