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Gold Coast Courses – 2024 Trimester 1: Feb – Jun

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC's partnership with Griffith University provides you with a wide array of academic options including an elective community internship course and programs such as BusinessPLUS Griffith Honours College. You are required to enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 U.S. credits per semester. Students enroll in regular Griffith University classes alongside their Australian peers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites, which are determined by Griffith University. Griffith University is AACSB and ABET accredited.

Areas of Study at Griffith University (subject to change):

Business and Government

  • Accounting, Banking, and Finance
  • Asian and International Studies
  • Economics
  • Event, Hospitality, and Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Politics and Government

Criminology and Law*

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Law


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Music Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Engineering and IT

  • Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Environment and Planning

  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Conservation Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Science
  • Natural Resources and Pollution
  • Sustainability
  • Urban and Environmental Planning
  • Water Resources

Health and Human Sciences

  • Biomedical Science
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Human Services
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

Humanities and Languages

  • Australian and Indigenous Studies
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • Islam Studies
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication
  • Social Sciences

    Science and Aviation

    • Aviation and Aviation Management*
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Biological and Biomolecular Science
    • Biodiscovery
    • Chemistry
    • Food Science and Nutrition
    • Forensic Science
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Microbiology
    • Nanoscience and Photonics
    • Pharmacology
    • Physics
    • Wildlife Biology

    Visual and Creative Arts

    • Art Theory
    • Design
    • Digital Media
    • Film, Animation, and Screen Media Production
    • Fine Art
    • Games Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Photography

    *Courses in these areas are only available to students who are majoring in that same field of study.

    Community Internship Course

    Griffith University's Community Internship course fosters a culture of volunteerism and socially inclusive practice while providing personal and professional development for students. Students in the community internship volunteer for a minimum of 50+ hours and concurrently complete an elective course pertaining to their volunteer placement. Students may choose from over 80 not-for-profit organizations and 400+ internship opportunities. Participating in the community internship is an ideal way to gain real world experience and integrate with the local community. Past internships have included the fields of social media management; youth program services; animation/illustration; conference coordination; marketing; finance; garden projects; interior design; and risk management, among others.


    Students who enroll in at least two business courses at Griffith can take advantage of BusinessPLUS: Griffith Business School’s free, co-curricular professional development program. Receive an online workbook to guide you through the program and keep a record of all the activities you participate in so you can share with future employers. Participating in the program gives you access to career management workshops, industry mentoring programs, professional development events and seminars, and a wide range of enriching activities such as leadership programs, global experiences, networking activities, and competitions.

    Course Descriptions

    To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

    Griffith University - CRICOS: 00233E | TEQSA: PRV12076

    Quick Details

    2024-25 Application Cycle

    • Trimester 2 (Jul-Oct 2024): Open
      • Deadline: April 1
    • Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun 2025): Open
      • Deadline: November 1


    Minimum GPA: 2.5

    Program Type



    Overseas credit

    Program Capacity

    40 students



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