Bachelor of Social Science


Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration 3F / 6P
UAC Code728615 [Penrith]; 728610 [Bankstown]; 728620 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank65.00 ATAR [Penrith]; 65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 65.00 ATAR [Parramatta]
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the UWS International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though UWS International Admissions.


The Bachelor of Social Science is specifically designed to be a flexible degree. With only eight core units across the three years, it allows students to choose their own major and sub-majors, and allows the flexibility to change majors without compromising their degree. There are six majors that are available to social science students:

Each major will have units that are required, so students graduate with specialised knowledge for their chosen area, but with the option of further knowledge in a second field..


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career opportunities for the Bachelor of Social Science

A career in Social Sciences

There are six majors in the Bachelor of Social Science and the career opportunities are directly related to each major. Refer to the following pages for detailed information about the major and career opportunities:

Academic Profile

Doctor Kate Huppatz

< p> Kate Huppatz is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Western Sydney. Prior to joining UWS Kate completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Sydney (2007-2010) where she also studied for her honours degree and PhD in sociology (2003-2007). Kate is interested in exploring the role of culture in the production and reproduction of inequality. Her work has examined contemporary gendered and classed identities a…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.