Bachelor of Social Science
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
|Campus||OPRank Cutoff||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Toowoomba||16/65^||Yes||External, Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Year 12 or equivalent
This program allows students to examine how humans interact and communicate with each other. They will explore memory, perception, learning and consciousness and combine them with the study of broader society. Through a combination of arts and science courses, this degree will encourage students to consider the political, psychological, cultural and environmental factors that impact human behaviour, and will develop research skills across a diverse range of social and cultural issues. As a graduate, students will be prepared to work in a wide range of fields, including human services, welfare, counselling, health policy, health promotion and other related fields. Other majors for the Bachelor of Social Science are: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Behavioural Science, Communication and Media Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Language and Culture.
Subjects you can Study
Anthropology; Asian studies; Behavioural science; Communication and media studies; History; Indigenous studies; International relations; Language and culture (German or Mandarin Chinese); Social justice
^ Shows the minimum tertiary entrance ranking needed by Australian school leavers to get into each CSP-based course. Cut-offs are not determined in advance. Course data and cut-off scores published on Good Universities Guide are indicative of the 2016 academic year.
About University of Southern Queensland (USQ)The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia's leading providers of on-campus and online education in Australia and overseas. In less than 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution providing education worldwide from three regional locations - Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich.
The Toowoomba region founded USQ out of their passion to provide the best possible educational opportunities for local students. The vision and determination of local communities has seen USQ grow and expand to become a prominent teaching and research institution that is now Queensland's number one university for graduates in full-time work (Graduate Destinations Survey 2012-2014).
USQ are focussed on student success and make it easier for students study a career-focussed, fully accredited degree. USQ provides students with the option to study part-time or full-time, on-campus or online and are Queensland's number one university provider for online study (The Department of Education, 2014).
USQ's focus is to provide students with personalised support. Each student has their very own Student Relationship Officer (SRO) to support them on their journey, helping them through challenging spots and celebrating their successes. Small classes and personal attention mean lecturers know students by name. Students who choose to study online are part of on-campus communities and are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of facilities and support services on offer.
Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
- External = 3 years
- Full-time internal = 3 years
- Part-time internal = 6 years
24 units: 4 x core courses, 2 x 8 unit majors, and 1 x 4 unit minor or 4 electives.
Year 12 or equivalent
How does this course perform?
How do study fields for Bachelor of Social Science at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) perform?
Life after Study
Anthropologists study the origin, development and functioning of human societies and cultures, as they exist now or have existed throughout history. Anthropologists are concerned with the complexities of social and cultural life, including religion, rituals, family and kinship systems, languages, art, music, symbolism and economic and political systems.
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.
Historians conduct research into past human activity, including the history of countries, organisations, periods of time, buildings, cultural heritage, particular events, people, and ideas or issues.