Bachelor of Social Science (Applied Social Science and Anthropology)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
The last intake for the Bachelor of Social Science will be semester 3, 2017. If you're interested in this area of study, you may like to consider the Bachelor of Arts (Social Justice Studies).
Address society’s most compelling questions
Studying the Bachelor of Social Science (Applied Social Science and Anthropology), you will cover a wide range of topics, including the nature of human behaviour and how people live and work together in various kinds of social groups. Your studies can be used to address some of society’s most compelling questions on war, gender, discrimination, racism and other equal divisions of power.
At USQ, Anthropology goes beyond the traditional idea of studying remote societies and cultures, and looks at the social and cultural experiences of our own lives.
Careers that await you upon completion of your degree include social planning, community development and social policy, as well as a wide range of public service and welfare occupations, and in cultural heritage and Native Title consultancy.
Those interested in becoming a professional anthropologist or sociologist will need to undertake a fourth year Honours degree, such as our Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
Other majors for the Bachelor of Social Science are: Social Science and Anthropology, Social Science and Behavioural Science, Applied Social Science and Behavioural Science, Social Science and Communication and Media Studies, Applied Social Science and Communication and Media Studies, Social Science and History, Applied Social Science and History, Social Science and Indigenous Studies, Applied Social Science and Indigenous Studies, Social Science and International Relations, Applied Social Science and International Relations, Social Science and Language & Culture and Applied Social Science and Language & Culture.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.