Faculties & Colleges

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Our four academic Faculties – the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science and Engineering – as well as SCU College and Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples deliver courses at Southern Cross University. Research activity is distributed across the Faculties and draws on the same strengths that underpin our teaching.

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Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

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Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Dr Priya Borpatra Gohain BSc, MSc, PhD (SCU)  in a white lab coat looking into a large beaker or water filled with brightly colour coloured plastic particle's at Southern Cross University Lismore Campus

Faculty of Health

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Arpan Kuwar an international student studying Nursing wearing a white lab coat and sitting in a lab looking a model of a heart at Southern Cross University Lismore Campus

Faculty of Education

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Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples

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Student Pearl Andrews is in her second year studying a Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge majoring in Law and Justice at the Lismore campus.

SCU College

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Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students.

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Study options

Southern Cross University offers a diverse selection of courses, programs, and pathways, catering to individuals at any stage of their academic, professional, or research journey.

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The Southern Cross Model

Six-week terms

Terms are six-weeks long with a break between each one. You’ll typically study across four Terms a year - it’s up to you!

Increased success

Between 2019-2022, the average GPA of students in the Southern Cross Model increased by 11% and unit completion rates increased by 16%.

Immersive learning

Focus on just one or two units each Term for an immersive study experience. Learn more, quickly, in workshops and tutorials. 

You’re in control

The Southern Cross Model works with you in juggling all your other commitments – family, work, sport, friends. It’s university for the 21st century.

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Our researchers are changing the world

Regenerating, challenging, exploring, experimenting; finding solutions where there appeared to be none, building knowledge from the ground up. By undertaking a research degree at Southern Cross University, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and academic support that can take your research to the next level.

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