Bachelor of General Studies

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

The Bachelor of General Studies is ideal if students want to sample a range of university subjects before starting a more specialised degree. Students will study courses chosen from a mix of humanities, social science, biological sciences, physical sciences, psychology, environment and sustainability, business and commerce, engineering, and spatial science; and can use their studies to transfer to another degree if and when they choose a specialisation. General Studies can lead to any career enhanced by a tertiary qualification.


  • 24 courses: 3 core courses, 6-8 from 1st major/discipline
  • 3 from a second major/discipline
  • 3 from a third major/discipline
  • 3 from any category including one already selected
  • 4-6 electives from any area


  • Biological sciences
  • Business/commerce
  • Engineering-general
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Humanities
  • Physical sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences
  • Spatial sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • Academic Entry Criteria: Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent
  • English Language Proficiency category 2. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.Some majors or disciplines may require further pre-requisites.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Toowoomba International: $87,315 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Springfield International: $87,315 Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years

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