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. It actively promotes the values of social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, and cross-cultural awareness.

The degree develops students’ capabilities to analyse social arrangements critically, to identify social problems and to envision strategies for change. It also enables students to gain skills in working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and in many different organisational settings.

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, social activism and international aid organisations.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'