Bachelor of Social Science
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Social science explores the world’s complex social challenges and applies research and analysis to create positive change. You’ll study and debate some of society’s most intriguing issues, including sustainability, security, social justice and communication, along with the techniques to examine them and devise solutions using data analysis techniques. You’ll also develop the communication skills to collate and present your findings to decision-makers, allowing you to influence evidence-based solutions that can positively transform society. Solutions for contemporary challenges, such as climate change, will come from people who can not only interpret the data but also understand the need for social impact studies, policy development, and effective public communication. Social scientists work in these intersecting spaces, which is why they are in high demand across government departments, creative industries, political parties, the business sector, in think-tanks and non-government organisations (NGOs). For more course information, visit Bachelor of Social Science at GU.


Economics; environmental sustainability; global security threats; media, communication and social change; politics in Asia; social justice.

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Admissions Criteria

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Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

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Career opportunities

Our degree is built around a tailored employability framework, so you’ll have the tools and experience to start creating a successful and meaningful social science career, well before you graduate. Each major in this degree represents a different perspective on the challenges of the future and will allow you to develop areas of expertise that can open doors to a broad range of careers including working with government, political parties, private business, non-government organisations, not-for-profit organisations, community services, aid agencies, immigration, advocacy groups.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$14000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast