University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Social Science

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Social science provides you with the opportunity to analyse, challenge and gain an insight into theories about life cycle, gender, class, race, work, social justice and social organisation. Social science theories are the result of systematic thinking, observations and reflection, and contribute to political and moral debate in society, rather than dictate precise answers to complex social problems. Some majors are offered predominantly at one campus and others are offered at both the Callaghan and Ourimbah campus or online. The availability of courses within the majors is subject to change.


  • The Bachelor of Social Science requires the successsful completion of 240 units, which is comprised of: 80 units of core courses
  • One 80 Social Science major
  • 40 units of Social Science directed courses. Choose any Compulsory or Directed Course listed in the Bachelor of Social Science Handbook (excluding core courses)
  • and 40 units of electives.


  • Global indigenous studies
  • Human services
  • Criminology
  • History
  • Human geography and the environment
  • Human resource management and industrial relations
  • Leisure and tourism management
  • Linguistics
  • Politics and international relations
  • Psychology studies
  • Sociology and anthropology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study pathways

Up to 80 units of credit on the basis of certain TAFE Community Welfare Diplomas. Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $98,850
  • ATAR: 62.00
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Ourimbah International: $98,850
  • ATAR: 62.00
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan, Ourimbah.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection. Other costs may include cost of travel to/from placements and out of area accommodation if required.

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