Bachelor of Arts - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Arts

Become a creative, critical thinker

Follow your interests and build your own career with a flexible Bachelor of Arts. Choose from a wide range of specialisations, including literature, history, politics and international studies, sociology, and more.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
CRICOS code
022806B
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$24,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$72,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • Campus note: In addition to being able to study all courses at Sippy Downs, students may choose to complete some first year courses in Human Services, Social Science, Psychology or Social Work at Gympie. The remainder of the degree is completed at Sippy Downs.
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020. Limited majors/minors available at Moreton Bay campus.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011001
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014031
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
AR301
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Total courses
24
Total units
288
Footnotes
  • Campus note: In addition to being able to study all courses at Sippy Downs, students may choose to complete some first year courses in Human Services, Social Science, Psychology or Social Work at Gympie. The remainder of the degree is completed at Sippy Downs.
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020. Limited majors/minors available at Moreton Bay campus.

As an Arts graduate, you’ll enter the global marketplace of ideas with advanced skills in critical and creative thinking.

In this program you will:

  • Explore new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Become a skilled communicator
  • Develop specialist knowledge in subjects that interest you
  • Build advanced critical thinking, research and writing skills
Career opportunities:

(depending on majors selected)

  • Researcher
  • Publisher / editor
  • Sociologist
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Policy officer
  • Government / development professional
  • Media and communications professional
  • Writer
Membership

Eligibility for memberships depends on areas of specialisation.

Majors/Minors:

Sunshine Coast
Majors: Creative Writing and Publishing; Criminology and Justice; English; Geography; History; International Studies; Japanese In-country (Major); Japanese Studies; Japanese In-country (Extended Major); JournalismPsychology; Screen Media; Sociology; Sustainability - Society; Theatre and Performance
Minors: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health; Behavioural ScienceCounselling Skills; Creative Writing and Publishing; Criminology and Justice; Development Studies; English; Environmental Geography; Geospatial Analysis; Global Environmental Politics; History; Human Geography; Indigenous Studies; International and Human Rights; International Studies; Japanese Studies; Journalism; Music; Town Planning Studies; Screen Media; Social Theory; Sociology; Sustainability; Theatre and Performance

Moreton Bay
Majors: Creative Writing and Publishing; English; Geography; History; Journalism; Psychology; Screen Media
Minors: Behavioural Science; Creative Writing and Publishing; English; History; Indigenous Studies; Journalism; Screen Media

Please note that not all study components and/or combinations of study components included in this program may be able to be completed in the minimum duration. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you require written confirmation prior to accepting a place in this program.

What will I study?

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