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Bachelor of Social Science - 188JA

Course Code: 188JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
CRICOS Code: 073952C
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


Social experience is being transformed with new forms of identity and new social problems emerging. The Bachelor of Social Science provides an opportunity for students to sociologically explore their contemporary social worlds. How do social patterns shape who we are, what we can do, our access to resources, and the ways we make meaningful lives? How do we individually and collectively understand, act on and experience the social terrain we inhabit?

Students have the option to complete an open major from anywhere in the university. The multi-disciplinary Indigenous Studies major provides an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge of social, economic and political issues in Indigenous Australian society, including government and non-government sectors. Students who complete the requirements of the major in Indigenous Studies within the Bachelor of Social Science program may elect to graduate with a Bachelor of Social Science in Indigenous Studies.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements


Assumed Knowledge


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Course Requirements

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Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Social Science B SocSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Social Science in Indigenous Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will acquire the full range of generic skills and attributes as per the UC policy date. Specialist units Problem Analysis and Problem Evaluation and Resolution in conjunction with applied assessment is specialist units.
- Students will have studied a range of social science theories in order to be able to use them to analyse scenarios and develop theories and policies related to them.
- Skills gained relating to research, analysis and interpretation can be used to develop positions on social issues and propose possible interventions Students will be able to develop strategies to help find solutions to a range of social issues at the local, national and international level.
Students will be able to apply an in depth understanding of Social Science in Australia and internationally in order to understand the complexities of social science in contemporary times and develop timely solutions to key issues that emerge in contemporary social science. Graduates at this level will have a broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines, specifically social science, indigenous studies and justice studies
Students will acquire the full range of generic skills and attributes as per the UC policy. Graduates at this level will have well developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
- Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities
- Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems
- Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others
Students will be able to recognise the relationships between the nature of values, power and social policy and the particular impact of the Australian context. Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement and responsibility in contexts that require self-directed work and learning and within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

241JA Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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