Bachelor of Social Science (Social Science and Behavioural Science)
- 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).
Curious about human behaviour?
Curious about human behaviour? Our Bachelor of Social Science (Social Science and Behavioural Science) allows you to examine how humans interact and communicate with each other. You will explore memory, perception, learning and consciousness and combine them with the study of broader society.
Through a combination of arts and science courses, this degree will encourage you to consider the political, psychological, cultural and environmental factors that impact human behaviour, and will develop your research skills across a diverse range of social and cultural issues.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to work in a wide range of fields, including human services, welfare, counselling, health policy, health promotion and other related fields.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Social Science are: Social Science and Anthropology, Applied Social Science and Anthropology, 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.