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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Commerce / Arts

Set yourself up for a thriving career in any number of roles by equipping yourself with the skills to succeed in the ever changing international workplace.

This dual degree program allows you to combine specialised commerce study with a wide range of discipline areas in the arts.

You can tailor your studies to suit your passions and interests, whether they lie in languages, politics, world cultures or exploring the past. 

Your compulsory commerce courses will build a solid foundation of business skills that you can apply to the challenges of the contemporary business environment, including a combination of core and specialist knowledge, along with sharp analytical and technical skills.

When you graduate, you'll be in high demand. Being an arts graduate sets you apart, and the transferable skills and knowledge you'll learn – problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and communication – are valuable assets that will make you a desirable job candidate.

Program highlights

  • Develop your business ingenuity, financial literacy and analytical skills.
  • Graduate with high-level quantitative and analytic abilities that will help you excel in a range of fields.
  • Choose from over 45 study areas across the humanities, social sciences, languages and more.
  • Be prepared to engage in an increasingly globalised world and contribute to solving its challenges.

Majors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Business Information Systems
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing

Minors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Ministerial officer
  • Arts development officer
  • Communications officer
  • University lecturer
  • Project officer
  • Arts critic
  • Investment analyst

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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