Bachelor of Social Science

Study Area

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time


Standard Duration

3 Years

About the Course

Social Science looks at why and how we live the way we do. The social sciences look at society and social behaviour to understand, explain and change human behaviour to positively transform the lives of individuals, families and communities. Social Scientists work in diverse social environments to identify issues and develop strategies for solutions to social problems. Nationally and globally there is a demand for social scientists who are able to understand the complex and changing needs of societies in the face of technological, economic and social changes that constantly affect the smallest of communities to the largest of continents. This degree The UOW Bachelor of Social Science degree embeds Indigenous knowledge’s and content, and subjects that will develop your understanding of social inequalities impacting on the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. You will also be provided with career ready experiences throughout the degree to prepare you for a changing world of work. What you will study You will complete a common foundation of compulsory core subjects and engage in interdisciplinary study through majors that come from a number of social science disciplines. You will also have the opportunity to complement your studies with a minor or elective subjects from any field in the University offering cross faculty enrolment. Majors on offer include: Criminology Human Geography Human Services* Occupational Health and Safety* Sociology *Subject to final approval Pathway to Teaching You may also take a Foundations in Teaching minor and complete the Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Primary Education) (UAC: 755305). You will complete a Social Science major of your choice, while adding an Education element to your degree. This pathway degree offers priority entry to the Master of Teaching (Primary) and a reduced study load while undertaking your master’s degree. You’ll graduate with an undergraduate and postgraduate degree, as well as the qualification and skills to teach children aged 5-12 years. Learn more about our teaching pathways Study at UOW Shoalhaven Students interested in completing the Sociology major have the option of enrolling in the Bachelor of Social Science at the UOW Shoalhaven campus (UAC: 755301).


Average Score


Overall 6.5 Reading 6.5 Listening 6.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

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