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Bachelor of Social ScienceWith a Major in Behavioural Studies

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Social Science

Bachelor of Social Science

With a Major in Behavioural Studies

If you consider yourself a ‘people person’ and human behaviour interests you, consider the Bachelor of Social Studies majoring in Behavioural Studies.

This degree with give you the skills to analyse the behaviour, relationships and motivations of people around you. These skills will open up a wide choice of prospective industries and work environments, such as family counselling, social work or human resources.

If you have a specific interest in becoming a psychologist, you should consider our APAC-accredited Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.

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What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit of up to 16 units.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Counselling Supporter

    Provide guidance and support on personal or psychological problems.

  • Child Protection Officer

    Create a protective, safe and supportive environment for children.

  • Community Worker

    Support members of the community who need assistance to manage the challenges of everyday life.

  • Human Resources Officer

    Provide administration services for the recruitment and employment of staff.

What you will learn

  • Personality

    Learn about the major approaches psychologists use to understand personality.

  • Social Psychology

    Explain and predict people’s behaviour in social situations.

  • Development

    Understand the processes involved in psychological growth and how people change with age.

  • Psychological Disorders

    Explore different psychological abnormalities and disorders.

  • Cognition

    Examine cognitive processes, including perception, attention, memory and learning.

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Course Units

  • Learning and Communicating Online (COM10003)
  • Australian Politics (POL10001)
  • Brain and Behaviour (PSY10007)
  • Fundamentals of Psychology (PSY10008)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (PSY10005)
  • Introduction to Theories of Counselling (PSY20001)
  • Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood (PSY20008)
  • Psychology of Wellbeing (Double unit) (PSY30011)
  • Applied Social Psychology (PSY30014)
  • Sociological Foundations (SOC10004)
  • Deviance, Difference & Conformity (SOC20020)
  • Connecting with Culture: Indigenous Australian Experiences (INS10001)
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Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies Course

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