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Bachelor of Arts

Program summary
QTAC code: 011001 Sippy Downs
                    011901 Noosa Site *
OP/Rank for 2008 entry: OP-18 / Rank-62
Award abbreviation: BA
Degree type: undergraduate
Mode of study: on campus
Duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Total units: 288
Recommended prior study: English
Commence: Semester 1 or Semester 2
CRICOS code: 022806B

 

Program overview
A Bachelor of Arts gives you the flexibility to study from a wide variety of specialisations, allowing you to design a degree to suit your interests and career ambitions. This degree offers a broad, versatile education, providing skills and knowledge that you can apply to a range of careers.

 

Students can apply to undertake first-year courses in this program at the USC Noosa Centre. Please note that the option to study at Noosa is not available to international students.

 

Career opportunities
  • administration
  • applied sociology
  • computer graphics
  • community services
  • ecotourism
  • graphic design
  • heritage industry
  • languages
  • management
  • marketing
  • media
  • policy development
  • professional writing
  • public administration
  • publishing
  • regional planning
  • research
  • teaching (with further study)
  • welfare services
Special features
  • offers a broad, versatile education relevant to a variety of careers
  • provides a good base-entry into an education degree
  • is a springboard to postgraduate study
Program structure
Core courses
Select 2 courses from:
  • COR109 Communication and Thought
  • COR110 Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • COR111 Environment, Technology and Sustainability
A Major
Select a major (8 courses) from 1 of the following areas:
  • 3D Design
  • Australian Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Counselling
  • Creative Writing
  • e-media Design
  • Environmental and Planning Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Historical Studies
  • Human Services
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism #
  • Justice Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations #
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Sociology
A Minor
Select a minor (4 courses) from 1 of the following areas:
(Note: Must be a different area of study from major)
  • 3D Design
  • Advertising
  • Australian Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Counselling
  • Creative Writing
  • e-media Design
  • Environmental and Planning Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Historical Studies
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Justice Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Sociology
Elective courses
Select 10 elective courses to complete the required 288 units. Six of these courses may be selected from the faculties of Business or Science, Health and Education. This allows 2 majors, or 1 major and 2 minors in a Bachelor of Arts.

 

Course substitution: the GO (Global Opportunities) Program
As part of your USC program, you may apply to participate in the GO Program to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider

 

Program requirements and notes
1. No more than 10 introductory level courses are to be completed, including core courses, in the Bachelor of Arts.
2. No courses may be counted towards more than one major or minor.
3. A maximum of 6 Business or Science, Health and Education courses (72 units) can be included in the Bachelor of Arts.
4. The electives can be used to complete an additional major or minor to supplement the required major.
5. An introductory level course has a number less than 200 in its course code. An advanced level course has a number greater than 200 and less than 400 in its course code.
6. Refer to the Academic Rules.
7. Refer to explanation of terms.
8. Refer to the recommended enrolment patterns.

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