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Undergraduate courses

Our flexible degrees prepare you for a future full of possibilities
We recognise that the future of work will be very different, so it’s our ambition that every University of Sydney student will complete their degree with the confidence and ability to think critically, collaborate productively and influence the world.

What is an undergraduate course?

An undergraduate degree, or bachelor degree, is the first degree you obtain at university. If you have just completed high school, or have never graduated from university before, then an undergraduate course is for you. Find a course you like by searching undergraduate courses in your area of interest on our course finder.


Why do an undergraduate course at Sydney?

Flexible study paths to suit you

Whether you’ve had your career path mapped out since childhood or you’re convinced that your dream job doesn’t exist yet, you will be able to gain expertise in more than one field of study by choosing from our range of professional, specialist, liberal studies, and combined and double degrees. 

Explore other fields of study in the Open Learning Environment

Build diverse skill combinations and boost your personal and professional development with our short, on-demand OLE units.

Follow all of your interests

Combine your interests with more than 100 study areas in a shared pool of majors and minors. This means you can sharpen your broader skills like communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, and acquire expertise in a second field outside your primary degree.

Gain international experience

Our placement and exchange opportunities will set you up for a global career as you develop the capability and confidence to work across cultural boundaries, in Australia and around the world.

Become a Dalyell Scholar and extend your academic abilities

As a Dalyell Scholar, you will have access to a range of enrichment opportunities.

Work on real-world projects and tackle global challenges

Deepen your expertise and develop skills in interdisciplinary collaboration through real-world industry, community, entrepreneurship and research projects.

Design your own degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Enjoy the flexibility to create your own degree.


Types of undergraduate degrees

Professional

If you’re already sure of the career path you want to take

Specialist

If you already know where you want to start your career

Liberal

Follow your interests and continue studying what you enjoy most

  • Follow a specific study pattern that leads to professional accreditation and registration.
  • Gain practical experience during work placements and internships, compulsory in most professional degrees.
  • Complement your expertise with interdisciplinary experiences.
  • Cultivate a diverse skillset and breadth of knowledge, alongside expertise in a professionally accredited field, by combining your professional degree with a liberal studies degree.
  • Take your professional degree in combination with another professional or specialist degree to develop expert knowledge and effectiveness in a given field or profession.
  • Professional degrees are available in medicine and health; architecture, design and planning; education and social work; engineering and IT; law.

 

  • Study a set of defined fields that develop your expertise in a specific area.
  • Take electives from other faculties to broaden your learning.
  • Supercharge your studies by combining your specialist degree* with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
  • Specialist degrees are available in architecture, design and planning; economics; music; veterinary science; visual arts.

*Available with the Bachelor of Design Computing, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Visual Arts only.

  • Build your depth of knowledge in one or more areas.
  • Design your own degree by combining studies from a broad range of disciplines.
  • Combine your liberal studies degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to extend your knowledge and deepen your critical thinking skills through advanced coursework and a major project.
  • Some liberal studies degrees can be taken with professional degrees, enabling you to develop knowledge across disciplines and expertise in a professionally accredited field.
  • Liberal studies degrees are available in arts and social sciences; business; science, agriculture, environment and veterinary science.

Shared pool of majors and minors

Combine your interests with more than 100 study areas in a shared pool of majors and minors. Sharpen your broader skills (eg, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving) and acquire multidisciplinary expertise in a second field that sits outside your primary degree.

The shared pool of majors and minors is available to all students studying one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Advanced Computing
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts 
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Project Management
  • Bachelor of Psychology (minor only)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • All combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees, including the combined Bachelor of Design Computing.