Bachelor of General Studies

University of Southern Queensland USQ

The Bachelor of General Studies is ideal if students want to sample a range of university subjects before starting a more specialised degree. Students will study courses chosen from a mix of humanities, social science, biological sciences, physical sciences, psychology, environment and sustainability, business and commerce, engineering, and spatial science; and can use their studies to transfer to another degree if and when they choose a specialisation. General Studies can lead to any career enhanced by a tertiary qualification.

Course Fee:


International: $71,040

Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Criteria: Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent; English Language Proficiency category 2. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.Some majors or disciplines may require further pre-requisites.

Structure:

24 courses: 3 core courses, 6-8 from 1st major/discipline; 3 from a second major/discipline; 3 from a third major/discipline; 3 from any category including one already selected; 4-6 electives from any area

Subjects you can Study:

Biological sciences; Business/commerce; Engineering-general; Environment and sustainability; Humanities; Physical sciences; Psychology; Social sciences; Spatial sciences

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

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

At the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), you won’t just gain knowledge, we’ll help you discover belief. Belief that you can do it. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

USQ redefines flexible and online study and we are determined to prepare you for the virtual workforce. 

We are proud to be ranked Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time work^. In just over 50 years as a higher education provider, we have become internationally recognized for our practical, world-class research that delivers high impact solutions, and teaching excellence. 

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 77% of our students who study online with us, one of the top 3 Australian universities for online study*. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

If you’re looking to study a pathway program, or your first degree, we provide personalised support to help you reach your career goals. 

We offer degrees in:
  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 
Make this year the start of something great. With the option to study online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, we’ll help you unleash the courage to achieve your dreams. 

^ Graduations Destinations Survey, 2014-2016. 
* Online Study Australia, 2017.

USQ Research 

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a young, dynamic regional university that has evolved into a multi-campus teaching and research institution that provides education and research impact worldwide. 
USQ’s research and research training programs position the institution to support Australia’s innovation agenda, play a major role in regional development, and maintain a culture of scholarship and excellence that informs and inspires its learning and teaching program. 

We are committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance, but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders contributing to innovation that benefits our communities and the nation. 

USQ’s areas of research focus include:  
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness;
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology;
  • Digital Studies, principally the Digital Life initiative;
  • Environmental Sciences; 
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences, principally Regional Health and Wellbeing; 
  • Materials and Mechanical Engineering;
  • Mathematical and Data Sciences, principally Computational; 
  • Mathematics and Space Sciences; and  
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.

Contact

Australian & New Zealand
Phone: +61 7 4631 5315 
Freecall: 1800 269 500 
Email: study@usq.edu.au 
Fax: +61 7 4635 5550 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

International
Phone: +61 7 4631 5543 
Email: international@usq.edu.au 
Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 
Skype: usq.international 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 


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