The Bachelor of Social Science program encompasses several disciplines including criminology, psychology, counselling and behaviour management. The program allows you to combine subjects to complete a degree whose title reflects a specialisation of studies in the social sciences area of the Faculty.
This degree will provide you with a basis for working in areas such as welfare, government departments, disability services or as disability officers or case workers, client support and advocacy as well as working with behavioural difficulties of children in educational settings.
Students who choose a Criminology focus will gain the ability to understand a-typical behaviour patterns.
Those students who combine their studies with Psychology will be provided with the basis for understanding the presenting problems with clients in order to develop effective needs-based treatment programs.
Students who choose a Counselling Interventions focus will gain the ability to assess, diagnose and understand human behaviour as well as be able to apply ethical, legal and professional issues in counselling.
The Bachelor of Social Sciences program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:University core subjects (3)
Students must choose one (1) of the following major combinations:
Psychology and Criminology
Psychology and Counselling Interventions
Criminology and Counselling Interventions
Criminology Double Major
Twelve (12) subjects drawn from the list of undergraduate Criminology offerings
Students can choose 9 subjects from the list of available subjects from across the University, provided they meet the subject requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements.International students
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.Domestic students
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.Teaching methodology
Bond University's teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information