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

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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
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • 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 2021 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.
  • ^First- and second-year year courses offered at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021. Not all majors/minors are available at USC Moreton Bay.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011001
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014031
  • Online 015004
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55.00 Rank - 55
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
Total courses
Total units
  • ^First- and second-year year courses offered at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021. Not all majors/minors are available at USC Moreton Bay.

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

Eligibility for memberships depends on areas of specialisation.


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: 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; Criminology and Justice; English; Geography; History; Journalism; Psychology; Screen Media; Sustainability - Society
Minors: Behavioural Science; Counselling Skills; Creative Writing and Publishing; Criminology and Justice; English; Environmental Geography; Geospatial Analysis; History; Human Geography; Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Studies; Journalism; Screen Media; Sustainability;

Majors: Creative Writing and Publishing; Criminology and Justice; EnglishJournalism; Screen Media 
Minors: Creative Writing and Publishing; Criminology and Justice; English; 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.

In 2021, first-year courses in this degree will be available online. Second-year courses will be offered online from 2022, and third-year courses from 2023. If you wish to study online and are intending to apply for credit for previous studies, please contact Student Central to discuss your options.

Please note: Not all courses are available online. Depending on your choice of majors and/or electives, some courses may require regular on-campus attendance at USC Sunshine Coast or USC Moreton Bay. For more detail, please visit the USC website.

What will I study?

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The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.

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