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Program Streams

You’ve decided on your degree, what next? For those who’d like to delve deeper, pick your program stream to see what subjects you’ll study.


A stream is the area of study that will help you prepare for the UNSW bachelor’s degree you want to complete. If you’re planning to study a UNSW Foundation Studies Program or a UNSW Transition Program Online, you will need to choose the stream which aligns to your preferred degree.

All streams of study are available in Standard, Standard Plus and Extended Foundation Studies Programs. The Transition Program Online offers all streams of study except Arts & Social Sciences. Transition Program students who are planning to study an Art & Social Sciences degree should choose either the Commerce or Actuarial Studies, or the Design & Architecture stream. In most cases, students study a total of 48 or 50 units in their chosen stream.

Which stream is right for you?

Arts & Social Sciences

Explore big ideas and critical social issues. Welcome to Arts & Social Sciences.

Commerce or Actuarial Studies

Make it your business to be the best. Welcome to Commerce or Actuarial Studies.

Design & Architecture

Create a world the way you see it. Welcome to Design & Architecture.

Physical or Life Science

Feed your curiosity in a fascinating field of study. Welcome to Physical or Life Science.


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