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What degree should I study?

Career planning is a lifelong process. It involves a series of decisions considered over time as your life priorities and opportunities change. For university students, career planning is about choosing a career path related to your field of study and preparing you for employment. A range of career resources are available via Career Development.

Undergraduate programs

If you have completed at least one semester of study in a USC award program (either successfully or unsuccessfully) prior to the Study Period in which your program change will become effective, you can apply to change your program of study. The admission criteria in place for new students will also apply for all students wanting to change program.

There are two program change windows each year. Applications to change program for Semester 2 2018 will open from 18 April to 18 May 2018. Late applications will be accepted subject to space being available in the requested program. The last day to apply for a change of program for semester 2 (unless noted separately below) is Thursday 19 July. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Applications for all Education programs will close on Monday 16 July. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science - Sippy Downs
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science - Caboolture
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) - Sippy Downs
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) - Caboolture

Not all programs are available for commencement in Semester 2, please check prior to submitting your application.

If you are receiving a scholarship, prior to submitting an application please contact Scholarships to check if changing your program will affect your ability to continue to receive your scholarship.

If you have not completed a semester of study in a USC program (eg deferred commencement of your program or withdrew from your first semester of study prior to census date), you will need to apply through QTAC (domestic students only).

Do not use this form to add or change a major/minor within your existing program. To add or change a major/minor within your existing program please visit Forms and document requests and submit a Registration of Majors/Minors form.

Complete the 'Change to an Education program' application to request a change to the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Primary Education

For all other programs, complete the 'Change to a non-Education program' application.

Application to change to an Education program

Application to change to a non-Education program 

Postgraduate programs

If you are a postgraduate student, you will need to re-apply for the new program using the Application for Postgraduate Coursework form.

International postgraduate students will need to re-apply for the new program via USC International.

International students

International students studying on a Student visa who are considering a program change that impacts on their overall duration of study are advised to discuss their program change intentions with the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) to identify potential impacts on their Student visa.

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