In this program, students can design a course to suit personal interests and career ambitions by selecting from discipline areas such as creative writing, geography, history, languages and psychology. This course is a strong base for further studies in education, law or honours.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Year 12 English is recommended


24 subjects: 1 core subject; 2 majors (8 subjects each) or 1 major (8 subjects) and 2 minors (4 subjects each); 7 elective subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Australian studies; Creative writing; Drama; English; Geography; History; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Journalism; Politics and international relations; Psychology; Screen and media studies; Sociology; Sustainability-society

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer is available for graduates of related TAFE Diplomas. An Honours year is available. It requires completion of 96 units made up of 48 units dissertation and 48 units coursework.

Further information:

The University of the Sunshine Coast offers a Regional Preference Scheme for eligible applicants who reside or attend school in one of the following regional council areas: Sunshine Coast Regional Council; Noosa Council; Gympie Regional Council; Moreton Bay Regional Council; Somerset Regional Council; Fraser Coast Regional Council; South Burnett Regional Council. For eligible applicants an additional OP score of one or two selection ranks is granted.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 3 years
USC Gympie No info Yes Part time 6 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 6 years
USC Gympie No info Yes Full time 3 years
USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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