Bachelor of Social Science

University of Newcastle

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

By studying our Bachelor of Social Science degree students gain an empowering qualification that leads to rewarding careers in diverse fields. This degree allows students to develop cultural sensitivity, ethical awareness and a solid understanding of the systems that define our world. Social Science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Through core and elective courses, you will learn to analyse, challenge and gain insight into globally significant theories about gender, class, race, crime, illness and health, work, social justice and social organisation. Students explore the exciting complexities of the human social experience and learn to apply the research methodologies of social science to the societies in which we exist. Choose from 11 diverse social science majors to enrich your learning and employment options. UON Social Science graduates are work-ready through hands-on learning and the opportunity for a minimum of 80 hours work experience as part of the degree. Not all majors are available at both campuses.

Structure

240 units including 80 units of Core courses, an 80 unit Major sequence and 40 units of Directed courses and 40 units of Electives. One year of full-time study typically involves the completion of 80 units.

Subjects

  • 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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $81,195
  • ATAR: 60
Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Ourimbah International: $81,195
  • ATAR: 60
Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years

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