Social Science Courses

With a Social Sciences degree from Western Sydney University, you can positively influence the lives of people, both in Australia and around the world.

Our Social Sciences degrees aim to expand your knowledge of the social world through theory and research, providing a deep understanding of the complex, culturally diverse and dynamic social environment of the 21st century.

All the specialisations within the Social Sciences degree focus on what makes people in our societies and cultures 'tick'. If success is defined by making a difference, these degrees should be in your sights. 

As a graduate, you may find a career in development and peacekeeping agencies, international aid, police work, investigative and intelligence agencies, organisations undertaking policy development, analysis and social research, social and community planning organisations, heritage and tourism organisations and centres, welfare and community development agencies.

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
Bachelor of Anthropology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 74.00; 74.00
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Social Science Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 4F / 8P 70.00; 70.00; 70.00
Bachelor of Community and Social Development Penrith 3F Not applicable
Bachelor of Community Welfare Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 73.00; 73.00
Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 75.00; 75.00
Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice / Bachelor of Laws Penrith; Campbelltown; Bankstown; Parramatta 5F / 10P 95.00; 95.00;
Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice / Bachelor of Social Work Bankstown 5F/10P 84.80
Bachelor of Criminology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 77.35; 77.35
Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Laws Campbelltown; Parramatta 5F / 10P 95.00; 95.00
Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour Parramatta 3F / 6P New course
Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 82.00; 82.00
Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Social Science Bankstown; Parramatta 4F / 8P 70.00; 70.00
Bachelor of Planning / Master of Urban Management and Planning Penrith; Parramatta 4F / 8P 82.00; 82.00
Bachelor of Policing Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 75.00; 75.00
Bachelor of Science Criminology and Psychological Studies Online 3F / 6P 75.00
Bachelor of Social Science Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 68.00; 68.00; 68.00
Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced) Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 90.00; 90.00; 90.00
Bachelor of Social Science (Geography and Urban Studies) Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 68.00; 68.00
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 75.00; 75.00
Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws Campbelltown; Parramatta 5F / 10P 95.00; 95.00
Bachelor of Social Work Bankstown; Parramatta 4F / 8P 84.80; 84.80
Bachelor of Tourism Management Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 72.15; 72.15
Diploma in Community and Social Development Penrith 1F Not applicable

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.