- Bachelor of Social Science
- Bachelor of Social Science – Honours
- Bachelor of Social Science (Community, Culture & Environment)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Dean's Scholar)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Health Promotion)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Human Geography)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Indigenous Studies)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Public Health)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Social Marketing)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Social Policy)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Social Sciences
- Bachelor of Science - Honours (Dean's Scholar) - Social Sciences
- Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Society)
- Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Health and Society)
- Doctor of Public Health
- Graduate Certificate in Public Health
- Graduate Certificate in Work Health & Safety
- Graduate Diploma in Work Heath Safety
- Master of Philosophy (Health and Society)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health Advanced
- Master of Work Health & Safety
- Master of Work Health & Safety (Ergonomics)
- Master of Work Health & Safety (Occupational Hygiene)
- Master of Work Health & Safety (Risk Management)
- Master of Work Health & Safety Advanced
- Master of Work Health & Safety Advanced (Ergonomics)
- Master of Work Health & Safety Advanced (Occupational Hygiene)
- Master of Work Health & Safety Advanced (Risk Management)
Why study at UOW
To fulfil your potential as an individual, you need a community.
Social Scientists are tasked with improving the lives of not just individuals but whole communities. They look at human behaviour and how we interact with our environments.
This helps them predict how people will act, and make plans and programs to improve the health and wellbeing of our society.
The best in Australia
The Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2016 as the best university in Australia for Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences. UOW is also ranked as the best university in New South Wales and the ACT for Health Services and Support.
Find your why
Maddison is studying a Bachelor of Social Science (Dean's Scholar) majoring in Criminology. She has a passion for social justice and wants to be able to make a positive impact on society and people's lives.
Why study Social Science at UOW
- Our academics are accredited professionals, published authors and respected researchers who can connect you with their professional, community and research networks.
- As well as being leaders in their field, our staff are very accessible and approachable and will support your learning needs and future career aspirations.
- You can choose from a large range of major and minor study areas so you can design the course that best suits your passions.
- You’ll engage in interdisciplinary study about human behaviour, including foundations in psychology, human geography and social determinants of health and wellbeing.
Overview of careers
Social Sciences can open doors to a range of careers in management, policy development, education, environment, human resources, and politics. You will also have employment opportunities in health, human services, governmental and community agencies.
- Community Planning and Development
- Environmental Officer
- Federal and International Policy
- Health Care Management and Policy
- Local and International Community Development
- Local Government
- Market Research
- Policy Analysis And Evaluation
- Social Planning and Social Impact Assessment
UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: For the ninth year in a row UOW was ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers survey (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016).
I want to have an impact on people’s lives. Whether on a larger scale, like working in the social policy sector and trying to ensure policies are implemented which enrich and empower the most vulnerable, or working directly with individuals through case work and improving their lives directly - I think a degree in Social Science provides the foundations needed to achieve this impact and change.
Bachelor of Social Science (Dean’s Scholar)
Major in Criminology
I aim to pursue a career where I am able to use my knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life for individuals in disadvantaged circumstances. For example, those who are suffering health issues, reside in unsanitary housing, are not educated about the importance of hygiene, minority groups etc. I am passionate about using my education to better the lives of others in a less fortunate position.
Bachelor of Social Science (Dean's Scholar)
Major in Public Health, minor in Psychology
I think the common thread that I have encountered with the people who have taught or studied Social Science is that desire to create a positive impact on their society. My degree contained a diverse range of practical experiences and there were always opportunities to be involved and become engaged beyond the theory and assignments.
Bachelor of Science (Population Health)
Manager, IRT Foundation