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Summary
Bachelor of General Studies (BGEN)
  • CRICOS: 030303C

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

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Program Information Set

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.

General Studies can lead to any career enhanced by a tertiary qualification.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 3
plus 6-8 x units from First Discipline area
6-8
plus 3 x units from Second Discipline area
3
plus 3 x units from Third Discipline area
3
plus 3 x units from Fourth Discipline area  
plus 4-6 x electives  4-6
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 19280
On-campus AUD 22020

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • Some majors or disciplines may require further pre-requisites.

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.

Alternate pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 030303C

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018. 

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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