This program allows students to construct a program of specialised study to suit individual career aspirations. Students can select from numerous fields of study and can develop a major in a single area or choose a combination of specialisations that prepare them for multiple career paths. Students gain skills in written and verbal communication and the use of modern communication technologies. They learn to seek out information, critically evaluate and analyse evidence, plan solutions to problems in a logical manner and acquire a sound understanding of cultural diversity and ethics to develop innovative solutions.

Course Fee:


International: $87,240

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; English (4, SA)

Structure:

72 credit points. Students study a broad range of subjects in first year and then specialise more in the following years. The majority of subjects taken in the degree will be from the arts and social sciences, but students are encouraged to choose electives from other areas.

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Archaeology; Criminology; Design and creative arts; English; History; Human geography; Human services; Indigenous studies; Modern languages; Multimedia journalism and writing; Politics and international relations; Psychology studies; Sociology.

Study Pathways:

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Further information:

Not all majors are available at all campuses. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00117J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Cairns No info Yes Online 3 years
Cairns No info Yes Full time 3 years
Cairns No info Yes Part time 6 years
Townsville No info Yes Online 3 years
Townsville No info Yes Full time 3 years
Townsville No info Yes Part time 6 years

Study for life

JCU’s commitment to providing you with the skills needed to be job-ready is consistently rewarded with a five-star rating for ‘full-time graduate employment’ (The Good Universities Guide 2018). JCU graduates are also leading the way in employer satisfaction, receiving the highest rating in a national report (QILT 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey).

University study areas

  • Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Flexible learning options

You can choose an on-campus university lifestyle, study online and externally, or combine the two options. Within your degree, you also have the flexibility to enrol in a major from one discipline while broadening your knowledge by taking electives from other JCU disciplines. 

As part of your degree, you may also have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of JCU's many partner universities.

Campus locations

JCU is a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Russo Higher Education-run campus in Brisbane offers courses for international students and we have study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.

Progressive facilities

Huge investments in university infrastructure ensure you enjoy modern facilities, including: 

  • Technologically advanced lecture theatres that support teaching and learning 
  • A dental clinic
  • A variety of vet and dry laboratories 
  • Speech and language clinic
  • Exercise physiology and movement analysis labs
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Modern libraries
  • Computer labs 
  • Recording studio
  • Lighting studio
  • Art galleries
  • Accommodation halls of residence.

Field work at amazing locations

JCU’s access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world offer advantages to you that cannot be overstated. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in

our backyard. The university has field research stations available for field trips, study and research, including: 

  • JCU Fletcherview Research Station
  • JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
  • JCU Veterinary Teaching Resource Centre (Malanda)
  • JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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