Bachelor of Social Science
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU). Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1
A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
SS1103:03 An Introduction to Social Science Research Practices
SS1010:03 Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences
SS3025:03 Social Science Work Integrated Learning
Select a major from the table below
Select 12 credit points of level 1 AN, AR, CY, EV, HI, IA, PL, PY, SY or WS subjects. Each subject selected must have a different prefix.
SY2005:03 Qualitative Research
SY3005:03 Qualitative Research
PY2103:03 Describing and Analysing Behaviour
SY2012:03 Social Survey Design and Analysis
SY3012:03 Social Survey Design and Analysis
Select 9 credit points of level 2 and 3 subjects from a single social science discipline (AN, AR, CY, EV, HI, IA, PL, PY, SY or WS)
Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects at level 1, 2 and 3
Select 6 credit points of any Arts and Social Sciences level 3 subjects
Type of major
Credit points in major
18 credit points
COURSE AVAILALE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .
Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
12 credit points
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
48 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Any major studied may appear on the testamur.
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Diploma of Arts.
Available as a separate graduate entry course
Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.