Nursing Science is most popular degree at USC

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Nursing Science is most popular degree at USC


17 January 2013

The Bachelor of Nursing Science is once again the University of the Sunshine Coast’s most sought-after study program.

USC has offered 232 places to new Nursing Science students in Semester 1 this year, following offers made by QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) today.

The degree was introduced in 2007 and has been USC’s most popular since.

Nursing Science is followed by the Bachelor of Paramedic Science (181), Primary Education (168), Sport and Exercise Science (165) and Psychology (112) as USC’s top programs for 2013.

A total of 2,950 offers have been made to date for places at USC starting Semester 1, 2013, and that figure will go well over 3,000 when Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offer rounds are completed next month.

Contact USC on 5430 2890 for advice on the application process.

Eighty-two percent of successful QTAC applicants who wanted to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast received their first preferences.

The 2,950 offers for places at USC include 2,278 to applicants from the Sunshine Coast and neighbouring regions, 451 to residents from other areas of Queensland (including Brisbane) and more than 200 from interstate.

Top USC programs (most sought-after):
1. Bachelor of Nursing Science
2. Bachelor of Paramedic Science
3. Bachelor of Primary Education
4. Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
5. Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
6. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
7. Bachelor of Arts
8. Bachelor of Biomedical Science
9. Bachelor of Science
10. Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics; Bachelor of Nutrition; Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure & Event Management)

Terry Walsh

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