|Social Science - 3420|
The Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) degree combines a core program of study in social science, policy analysis and research methods with a major in a particular social science discipline. The BSocSci can be completed full-time in Single mode (normally 3 years), in Dual Mode (the equivalent of two years full-time) or part-time. The basic requirements of the program are simple. The BSOCSCI has a depth component and a breadth component. Students enrolled in Single mode do both the depth and breadth component while students enrolled in Dual Mode only complete the depth component.
The Depth component (Blue Zone) is:
The Breadth component (for students completing the program in Single mode) (Green Zone) is:
The Bachelor of Social Science core program aims to provide students with skills in undertaking social research, particularly in an applied policy setting. These include written communication skills with particular emphasis on reports, submissions, position papers and proposals; the ability to undertake research and data analysis, both quantitative and qualitative; analysis and critical evaluation of research, arguments and policies; and the use of computers in social research and information processing.
The major stream aims to equip students with a knowledge base in one of the social sciences.
The Graduate Attributes for this Program are as follows:
The basic requirements for the degree are:
Single Mode (144 UOC) made up of:
Dual Mode (96 UOC) made up of:
The following compulsory courses (42 UOC) form the Social Science Core
The following major streams are available in the Bachelor of Social Science. External streams (those offered by other Faculties) appear in the grey boxes.
Geography and Economics are major streams that are 60 UOC. Students wishing to complete these streams will be required to use 6 UOC (one course) from their free electives to meet the requirements. Students in Social Science/Law wishing to complete these streams will be required to complete an additional 6 UOC (one course) to meet the requirements.
Human Resource Management, International Business and Marketing are 48 UOC streams. Students completing these streams must complete a 6 UOC (one course) Prescribed Faculty Elective. A Prescribed Faculty Elective is any course from the offerings of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
A Free Elective is any course offered either within or outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in which the student is able to enrol.
General Education is the completion of two courses (12 UOC) offered outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This requirement is met if an external major (for example, Economics) is completed.
Award with Distinction
High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at at least 48uoc of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".
High achieving students may apply for entry to Honours, Honours is an additional year of study (two years part-time) which allows a student to further explore the Social Sciences in greater depth. Qualified students complete Honours in one of the following areas; (a) Social Science, (b) their major stream, or (c) combined Honours in Social Science and their major stream. Those students who are considering Honours should submit an expression of interest at the beginning of Level 3 and complete a formal application at the end of Level 3. Both should be submitted to either the School of Social Sciences Honours Convenor and/or the Honours convenor of the School or stream if a stream major is being undertaken. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher in the core, or the major stream, or both depending on the type of study chosen and is subject to resources and the approval of the Head of the School. Honours is awarded in three classes (Class 1, Class 2 in two Divisions, and Class 3). If requirements for these classes are not met the Pass degree will be awarded if the student is not already a Graduate of the program.
To qualify for the award of the degree at the Pass level, a student must:
To qualify for the award of the degree with Honours, a Single or Dual award student must:
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The Academic Rules for the Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) and the online enrolment facility provide students with a wide range of course choices. The online enrolment facility checks that students meet the enrolment requirements for individual courses but not that a course complies with Program Rules. Students are responsible for ensuring they are enrolling in accordance with the Academic Rules outlined above. Students should not assume that because they have enrolled in a course online that the course is automatically credited to their degree program.
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