Bachelor of Social Science

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..  


Local International
Delivery Mode On campusOn campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; ParramattaPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration 3F / 6P3F
Course Code

728615 [Penrith]; 728610 [Bankstown]; 728620 [Parramatta]

1667.4 [CRICOS Code 041159D] 
Entrance Rank

65.00 ATAR [Penrith]; 65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 65.00 ATAR [Parramatta]

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

International 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.

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 pages below for detailed information about the major and career opportunities:

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.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).