Course summary

The Bachelor of Social Science provides students with an understanding of 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, environmental sustainability, and cross-cultural awareness, the degree facilitates capabilities that enable students to critically analyse social arrangements and identify opportunities for change. It also enables students to gain skills in working effectively with people in many different organisational settings.

The course includes majors in Sociology, and Politics and Government. It provides options for further specialisation through the selection of up to two streams (of four units each) in 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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