Faculty of Education and Arts

Bachelor of Social Science

The new Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSci) is a unique blend of humanities and social science that will give you a broader understanding of the world and your place within it.
Developed in consultation between academics, community groups and employers, the BSocSci engages 21st century learners and develops the skills required to master the jobs of the future.

Class sizes are kept small to encourage participation and collaboration. Optional travel subjects take the learning on the road, to the coast, the outback and further afield to Gallipoli.
Community projects, consultancy work, capstone study and internships ensure learning isn’t something abstractly done in a classroom – it is applied in the workplace, in the community and through real-world problem solving.

The BSocSci provides valuable transferable skills such as critical thinking, research, academic writing, professional inquiry and leadership that will lead to a broad range of careers now and in the future.

Study where you are

The BSocSci is available across Victoria at FedUni campuses: Horsham Campus | Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat) | SMB Campus (Ballarat) | Gippsland. As well as via community partners in: Ararat | Ballarat | Bacchus Marsh | Bendigo | Colac | Daylesford | East Gippsland | Gisborne | Kurnai | Leongatha | Maryborough | Melton | Portland | Warrnambool | Western Heights | Wonthaggi | Wyndham.

Subject themes

Student identity and agency; Social research methods;
Social media for activism

The sociological imagination; Critical ethnography;
Globalisation and regional Australia

The sociological imagination; Critical ethnography;
Public policy and political systems; Social planning;
Regional development

Elites, power and politics; Community activism and
social change, Community organising

Local history; History as a creative industry;
Historic tourism

Understanding social enterprise; Management and
governance of community organisations; Business
planning and development

From the coast to the outback;
Understanding Gallipoli

Community Project;
Consulting Project; Capstone Study; Internship