Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

This combined arts and science program provides students with a strong scientific base and powerful communication talents. Students can tailor their degree by adding majors and minors that spark their interests and ambitions and earn 2 degrees in areas they're passionate about in 4 years instead of 6. Students can choose from over 20 specialisations in a range of areas including humanities, social sciences and science. They can combine interests in community work and public health, environment and heritage and environmental science plus more. They can build scientific knowledge coupled with strong communication and critical thinking skills. Student will develop a niche skill set to set them apart from other graduates. They will gain work experience and make industry contacts that could help them land a job through Work Integrated Learning subjects. Diverse career choices are available to graduates in either research institutes, planning agencies, public relations and management in industries related to technology, production and environment.

Course Fee:

International: $103,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Knowledge of Year 12 English and maths and at least one of the sciences, preferably Chemistry, is recommended


This course has 32 subjects including a core subject, Arts and Social Science studies: 8-subject major, a 4-subject minor and elective subjects. Science studies: 6 required courses, a major from the Science areas of study, and 2 elective subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Australian studies; Creative writing; Drama; English; Geography; History; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Journalism; Politics and international relations; Psychology; Public relations; Screen and media studies; Sociology; Sustainability-society; Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; Food and biosecurity; Mathematics

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.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 8 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 4 years
USC is ranked by students as one of Australia's best universities for teaching quality and overall student experience. USC offers hands-on learning and flexible study options across more than 120 programs, at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. All USC programs include practical training or internships, and a focus on the core skills students need to succeed in the future workplace. In 2018, USC ranked equal fifth out of universities in Australia for employer satisfaction with graduates. USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 26 research fields rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental sciences, nursing, medical and health sciences, biological sciences, engineering, technology, psychology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, human studies and communication. 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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