The Bachelor of General Studies requires three years of full-time study or the equivalent part-time. Students may also use the first year of the course as a pathway into another Bachelor degree at the University. The course is offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Topics are available in other Colleges.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
The course aims to provide students with:
On the completion of the course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate:
To qualify for the Bachelor of General Studies a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. A minimum of 36 units but no more than 45 units of first level topics is to be included in the 108 units.
Students who achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.00 (Pass) or higher over the first 36 units of study will be guaranteed entry into one of the following Bachelor degrees at Flinders University:
Students who do not meet the criteria for guaranteed entry may apply for entry into a Flinders degree via the normal competitive admission process.
Students who wish to exit the award after completion of 36 units or 72 units may be awarded a Diploma of Arts or an Associate Degree of Arts respectively, subject to meeting the requirements of those awards
Semester 1 topics
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)
COMS1002 Keys to University Success (4.5 units)
PHIL1060 Critical Reasoning (4.5 units)
Semester 2 topic
NMCY1001 Academic and Professional Numeracy (4.5 units)
Select 18 units of first level topics from one or more of the following degrees, ensuring that at least 9 units are selected from one degree:
First Year Business Topics
BUSN1008 Introductory Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN1011 Accounting for Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1014 Financial Markets (4.5 units)
BUSN1021 Organisational Behavior (4.5 units)
BUSN1022 Marketing Principles (4.5 units)
Select 72 units of elective topics, including a minimum of 18 units of third level topics. Students may count up to 45 units of first level topics towards the degree. Electives can be chosen from any topics offered by the University, where topic prerequisites are met.
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