Study Social Sciences

Interested in human society and social relationships? If you’re passionate about protecting the rights of people, promoting wellbeing, empowering communities and advocating for social justice, our range of degrees can suit your career aspirations.

Our Bachelor of Social Science not only develops your ability to interpret, analyse and explore creative solutions to problems in contemporary society, it encourages you to become a dynamic citizen in the public sphere. Tailor this degree by selecting from twenty ‘shared’ majors or enrol in the double degree with law to pursue becoming a legal practitioner be that a solicitor, barrister or to work in legal aid.

With a social science qualification, our graduates find employment in agencies that deliver community and welfare services to disadvantaged groups, or in social justice, environmental and charitable organisations, policy-making in government agencies.

Southern Cross is in the top 5% globally in Social Sciences (2021 THE World University Rankings) and rated 5-stars for overall experience in humanities and social sciences (Good Universities Guide 2022).

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