Bachelor of Social Science

Make your contribution to creating a better society

Our Bachelor of Social Science is a flexible degree built on three key social science areas; sociology, economics, and political science – with a broader study of law and history. You will focus on a major in sociology and social policy which allows you to explore the contemporary social worlds of society today. You may also choose to include elective units from other disciplines within the university such as economics, political science or psychology.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


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Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Social Science at UC and you will:

  • study a range of social science theories and use them to analyse scenarios and develop theories and policies related to them
  • gain skills relating to research, analysis and interpretation
  • develop opinions and solutions to key social issues
  • develop strategies to a range of social issues at the local, national and international level
  • recognise the relationships between the nature of values, power and social policy and the particular impact of the Australian context
  • apply an in-depth understanding of social science in Australia and internationally
  • understand the complexities of social science in contemporary times.

Career Opportunities

  • Sociology
  • Social services
  • Consultancies and social research
  • Social and public policy development
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Local and international community development
  • Social planning and social impact assessment

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Government-Business Relations
  • Indigenous History and Identity
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Law and Society
  • Problem Analysis and Statistics
  • Problem Evaluation and Resolution


  • Civil Society: Politics & Policy
  • Diversity and Organisations
  • Identity Politics & Public Policy
  • Social Policy: Government, Wealth & Welfare
  • Sociology of Technology and Work
  • Open Elective
  • Open Major (x2)


  • Indigenous Australia: Contemporary Issues
  • Internship
  • Socio-Cultural Politics of Education
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Open Major (x4)

Course specific

High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours).


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

Create your personalised course guide

Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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