Course details

CRICOS course code: 022806B

Level of study: Undergraduate


A Bachelor of Arts is all about choice. If you have a broad range of interests, or want to study an area that does not have its own degree, a Bachelor of Arts is for you. This flexible program allows you to develop specialist knowledge in at least two areas, where your chosen specialisations will shape your career options. Choose from studies in areas such as creative writing, geography, history, drama and languages.

You will develop your skills in areas such as critical, creative, innovative and lateral thinking; analysis and synthesis; information management; and communication. Add work integrated learning courses to gain industry experience and contacts that could help you land your dream job. Take advantage of opportunities to live and study overseas while earning credit towards your degree through the Study Overseas program.

There are also options to complete the Bachelor of Arts as a dual degree with Science, Business, Law or Education. The program gives you an excellent platform to launch yourself into a postgraduate degree in education or into honours studies to deepen your skills and knowledge in your chosen field.


For a major in Journalism, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

  • CMN130 Introduction to Journalism
  • CMN150 Visual Journalism
  • CMN228 Media Publishing: Law & Ethics
  • CMN237 Online Journalism
  • CMN213 Editing for the Communications Professional
  • CMN235 News Writing and Reporting
  • CMN277 Radio Journalism
  • CMN240 Feature Writing
  • CMN277 Broadcast Journalism
  • CMN330 Newsroom

Career opportunities

Depending on major selected: applied sociology, community and welfare services, ecotourism, media, interpreting / translating (with further study), policy development, psychology (with further study), public administration, publishing, research, teaching (with further study).

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 24,000 Per Year Read more72,000 for the entire course
Start date: 24 February 2020
20 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556

Entry criteria

A minimum level of education comparable to successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, with good grades

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion with a minimum grade of 65%; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion with a minimum overall score of 60%; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.


University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556