Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Social Science

Domestic

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Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration  4F / 8P
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code 1808.2
UAC Code 720614 [Penrith]; 720610 [Bankstown]; 720612 [Parramatta]
Entrance Rank 70.00 [Penrith]; 70.00 [Bankstown]; 71.60 [Parramatta]
Fee Information

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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.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration 4F
Intake Information Semester 1 - (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code 1808.2 089201M
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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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.

Details

The Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Social Science double degree program is designed for students whose interests span the Arts and Social Sciences. It will produce versatile graduates who can work across a range of academic and professional disciplines, including the opportunity to develop global perspectives and communication skills in an Asian language. In the Social Science area, students can design their own academic program within the Bachelor of Social Science course structure, which must include a Social Science Major. This qualification in Social Science can be combined with one of the following Arts majors: Cultural and Social Analysis; English; History and Political Thought; International Relations and Asian Studies; Islamic Studies; Philosophy; Linguistics; Indigenous Australian Studies; Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese.

Units

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Career opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Social Science

Social policy development

Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government agencies and community groups to pinpoint relevant solutions.

Social advocacy and activism

Social advocacy involves representing the needs of children and the community and acting as an ambassador to achieve goals that are integral to their development. Advocacy can be on behalf of a not for profit or government or non-government organisation.

Casework and case management

A caseworker provides individuals with advice, services and direction that relate to their interests. Caseworkers work for a variety of government, non-government and voluntary organisations usually in the areas of child protection, drug and alcohol services or community health.

Human services sector

Work in the human services sector involves working in a number of organisations including aged care, community development, education providers and transport services.

Academic Profile

Doctor Neil Hall

Neil Hall has been a lecturer at WSU since 1997 where he teaches in the Bachelor of Social Work, specialising in group work. He worked as a social work practitioner in street work, adolescent health, drug and alcohol, sport, and as a sessional group work specialist in prisons and juvenile justice centres. He researches both individually and collaboratively in the areas of men and boys, engagement, and health & wellbeing. He is curren…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.