Study a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Newcastle for a flexible degree that allows you to specialise in the areas that interest you most.

Bachelor of Social Science

What you will study

What you will studyThe Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Newcastle equips you with advanced social research techniques, high-level communication and teamwork skills and an awareness of ethical and socio-cultural issues.

Among the core courses available to you when you study a social science degree are:

  • An applied social research project as part of your third year studies
  • Applied social research
  • Ethical debates in the social sciences
  • Organisational management and social behaviour
  • Policy development, program management and evaluation
  • Professional practice and key debates in the social sciences
  • Social analysis: key perspectives in the social sciences
  • Society and culture

In addition to the core sociology courses, you can undertake electives in courses outside the Bachelor of Social Science degree (provided you meet the assumed knowledge requirements).


Majors

The majors program within your social science degree gives you a broad education in humanities and social sciences, and you can choose from a vast array of courses and majors, from generalist courses to the highly vocational.

Please note: not all majors are available at all campuses.

Find out more about the following majors:

Not all majors are available at both campuses. For more detailed information about the Bachelor of Social Science program, please refer to the handbook.

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