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Bachelor of Social Science

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The Bachelor of Social Science program encompasses several disciplines including criminology, psychology, counselling and behaviour management.

Key details

Degree Type
6 semesters full-time
Course Code
HS-20007, 063082E
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
May, Sep

About this course

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.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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.

Course structure

View the Bachelor of Social Sciences - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Bachelor of Social Sciences program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Majors (12)

Students must choose one (1) of the following major combinations:

Psychology and Criminology

Psychology and Counselling Interventions

Criminology and Counselling Interventions

Students must take the Criminology and Counselling Interventions majors

Criminology Double Major

Twelve (12) subjects drawn from the list of undergraduate Criminology offerings

Electives (9)

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.

Credit for prior study or work

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

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.