Bachelor of Social Science

Course Code

80110

Version

8

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) 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 (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

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

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

SS1103:03 Computing Skills for the Social and Behavioural Sciences

SS1010:03 Australian People: Indigenous and Anthropological Perspectives

Level 2

SY2005:03 Qualitative Research or SY3005:03 Qualitative Research

Level 3

SS3000:03 Tropical Futures: Social Science at Work

Options

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.

PLUS

Select 3 credit points from the specified list:

PY2103:03 Describing and Analysing Behaviour

SY2012:03 Social Survey Design and Analysis

SY3012:03 Social Survey Design and Analysis

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects at level 1, 2 and 3

PLUS

Select a single interdisciplinary major from Table A below

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects OR Select a major from Table B below

Table A Majors

Type of major

Interdisciplinary

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Asia-Pacific Governance and Development

Cairns

Townsville

 

Environment and Heritage

Cairns

Townsville

 

Social and Criminal Justice

Cairns

Townsville

 

Tropical Health and Society

Cairns

Townsville

 

Table B Majors

Type of major

Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Criminology

Townsville

 

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

 

French

Cairns

Townsville

 

Geography

Cairns

Townville

 

German

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

 

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

 

Japanese

Cairns

Townsville

 

Media and Writing

Townsville

 

Planning

Cairns

Townsville

 

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

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)

Yes

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

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

12 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

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.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Both majors 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.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as a separate graduate entry course

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.