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 some of society’s most intriguing issues along with the techniques to analyse them and devise break-through solutions. You’ll be equipped to combine your knowledge of world issues with advanced data analysis techniques.. 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 a broad range of careers. 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. 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.

Fee notes

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Admissions Criteria

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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

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
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Career opportunities

Government, political parties, private business, non-government organisations, not-for-profit organisations, community services, aid agencies, immigration, advocacy groups, social, economic environmental impact analysis, climate change mitigation and adaptation, corporate strategy and research, social media analyst, or trade relations.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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