Bachelor of Social Science
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

In the Bachelor of Social Science, students develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of careers that tackle major social issues such as climate change, poverty, inequality and injustice. Teachings draw from sociology and policy studies through to geography, critical Indigenous studies, political science, international relations and anthropology. Practical workforce skills include public policy design and evaluation, social impact assessment, public advocacy, social planning and research. For more information, visit Bachelor of Social Science at UQ.


Development; Environment and Society; Health and Social Policy.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

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




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Students will graduate with relevant and marketable skills including policy making and advocacy, public communication, cross-cultural awareness, report writing, project management and social research skills. Careers in government departments, community service and advocacy agencies, healthcare providers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and the business/private sector are common.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$11150 (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