Course summary

The Bachelor of Social Science focuses on understanding society and its institutions, and the way in which they impact on people and their lives. Underpinned by the values of social justice, human rights and environmental sustainability, the degree facilitates knowledge and skills to help students critically analyse social arrangements and identify opportunities for change. It also enables students to gain skills in working effectively with people in a wide range of organisational settings.

This degree includes majors in sociology and policy and governance. It also provides options for further streams in areas such as development studies, cultural studies and welfare studies. A selection of majors from across the University is also available in this course.

The degree builds transferable knowledge and skills that can be applied in many different settings, such as the public service, community agencies, advocacy and lobbying organisations, and international aid organisations.

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