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, environment and sustainability, business and commerce, engineering, and spatial science. Students 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: $87,315

Entry Requirements:

Assumed Knowledge expectations: English (4, SA) or equivalent and Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent. English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. Some disciplines may require further pre-requisites.


24 courses: 4 core units and 20 elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

This program does not have named majors that will appear on the student testamurs at completion of the program.

Study Pathways:

Non-standard admission is in accordance with University of Southern Queensland regulations, especially articulation from TAFE, or successful completion of three approved units of the Tertiary Preparation Program. This program articulates into the Diploma of University Studies. Candidates for admission to the Bachelor of General Studies may be eligible for up to 16 units of credit on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. Credit approved in this program will not automatically apply to other programs offered by USQ.

Further information:

Students should choose three discipline areas from the following USQ programs: Associate Degree of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Bachelor of Communication and Media, Bachelor of Creative Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Human Services and Bachelor of Science. Students cannot do more than 12 Level 1 units. Students must complete at least four (4) Level 3 courses. Students who wish to enrol in this program are strongly advised to contact USQ to set out a study plan before arranging their enrolment in their chosen courses.

Accepts International Students:


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

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

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 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

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. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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