Design your degree

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Shared majors give you a choice

Many careers do not fit neatly into a box. If that happens with the career you desire, a shared major may be the solution for you. At Southern Cross University, you can design your degree. 

For example, you may want to study arts but are also passionate about helping to solve global environmental challenges. Perhaps you are interested in business and psychology. Designing your degree offers flexibility and fulfilment.

Depending on which course you are enrolled in, you may be able to combine your interests by choosing a shared major from a wide range of disciplines across the University. A shared major is the equivalent of eight units or one year’s full-time study.

Find a shared major that suits you

Art and design

Develop your drawing skills, fabrication skills and understand contemporary art and theory.

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Aviation management

Understand the strategic and operational facets of the global aviation industry.

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Biomedical science

Build a foundation in basic sciences that underpin the structure and functions of the human body.

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Business and data analytics

Learn how to use data analysis to uncover useful insights into authentic problems.

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Creative writing

Prepare to engage with the world creatively and increase your literacy and communication skills.

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Cultural studies

Critical approach to the study of different cultural forms and practices.

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Digital media

Develop cross-media production skills and software proficiencies, and knowledge of narrative and story structures.

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Entrepreneurship and innovation

Develop skills using innovation frameworks to solve problems and design customer-centric, sustainable solutions.

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Environmental solutions

Gain insight into how nature works and how communities can support nature to regenerate.

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Studying the past and how we have interpreted history to understand contemporary issues.

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Indigenous knowledge

Build a knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary issues affecting Indigenous Australians.

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International business

Prepares students to respond to the complexity of global markets.

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Law and justice

Gain a foundational understanding of law and basic legal principles.

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Raises brand awareness through technology, to generate high-quality strategic and creative thinking.

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Politics and international relations

Develop the ability to interpret, analyse and offer creative solutions to issues in contemporary society to become dynamic citizens in the public sphere.

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Understand how humans think, feel, and behave as individuals and groups.

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Regenerative agriculture

Develop a whole-of-system approach to food production and farm management.

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Social science

Understand how society works through examination of institutions, individuals and groups.

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Tourism management

Develop skills to plan, organise and manage corporate events, conferences, and festivals responsibility and sustainably.

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Why study at Southern Cross University?

6-week terms

Our unique teaching model provides a better way to learn.

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Top teaching quality

5-star rating in teaching quality.

Good Universities Guide (GUG) 2023

350+ Scholarships

Ranging in value from $600 to $60,000


Better employment outcomes

We have above average employment rates in areas such as Nursing and Allied Health.

GUG 2023

Applying is simple

1. Find a course

Discover and compare course to find the right one for you.

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2. Start your application

Don’t forget to consider your scholarship options and if you’re eligible for credit for prior learning.

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3. Accept and enrol

Accept your offer, enrol in the course’s units. Congratulations, you’re now an SCU student!

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