Bachelor of General Studies
- CRICOS: 030303C
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 year/s or part-time equivalent
Know you want to study, but not sure what area interests you yet?
Our Bachelor of General Studies is for anyone wanting to benefit from a wide choice of study areas. This degree is ideal for those who may have left school, but want to sample a range of university subjects before starting a more specialised degree.
You will study courses chosen from a mix of humanities, social science, biological sciences, physical sciences, environment and sustainability, business/commerce, engineering and spatial science and can use your studies to transfer to another degree if/when you choose a specialisation.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 20 selectives**||20|
** You will need to consult the Program Coordinator in planning your course selections to gain approval for your study plan. The 20 units can be taken from all course levels, but you cannot take more than eight (8) extra level 1 courses in addition to the core courses. At least four (4) level 3 courses must be selected.
You can choose courses from the following USQ programs:
- Associate Degree of Engineering
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Business and Commerce
- Bachelor of Communication and Media
- Bachelor of Creative Arts (theory courses only)
- Bachelor of Education^
- Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Bachelor of Human Services
- Bachelor of Science.
^ The Bachelor of General Studies is a pathway program to the Bachelor of Education. Please contact USQ for further advice.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
- Depending on your area of interest, some majors or disciplines may require further assumed knowledge.
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.