Social Science Programs

Influence the world you’ll live in

Maybe you want to deepen your understanding of people, culture, society, the criminal mind or our justice system. Make the internet a safer place. Take on humanitarian work. Or engage with the community. If any of these areas interests you, Western’s Social Science programs have your name all over them.

Choose from a huge range of degrees, like Community Welfare, Anthropology, Geography & Urban Studies, Cyber Security & Behaviour, Criminal and Community Justice, Social Work, Humanitarian & Development Studies, Policing, Social Science, and Science Criminology and Psychological Studies. Explore your potential with majors in Child & Community, Tourism Management, just to name a few.

Postgraduate programs include Urban Management Planning, Humanitarian Development Studies, International Criminology, Art Therapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling and Social Work. 


Western is the only university to offer a Humanitarian and Development Studies program.

Sustainable Futures is an undergraduate course at Western Sydney University that unpacks the conflict between market capitalism and limited planetary resources. Importantly, students are not left with climate anxiety, but are empowered to change the future.

World-class rankings

We are a Top 200 University in the world for Sociology, Top 200 in the world for Geography*, and ranked in the top 2% of Uni's worldwide. We can show you how to make a difference.

*2023 QS World University Rankings.

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