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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020
For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.
Nearly half of world leaders hold a social science degree*
Social Science explores big world issues, social change and lasting solutions. You'll study and debate some of society's most compelling challenges, along with the techniques to understand, analyse and solve them. It’s built around a tailored employability framework, so you’ll have the tools and experience to start building a successful and meaningful social science career, well before you graduate. You'll develop specialist knowledge in high-demand fields, selecting two majors from: social justice; global security threats; environmental sustainability; politics in Asia; economics; and media, communication and social change.
You’ll develop a deep understanding of society and be prepared to lead big changes.
*Academy of Social Science in Australia, 2017
Study social science at Griffith
Unlock both sides of your brain
Most careers use one side of your brain. Logic or creativity. Analysis or insight. Reason or imagination. But our Bachelor of Social Science taps your whole potential and unlocks both kinds of smarts, so you can really help shape the future. You'll be prepared to meet the global demand for social scientists who can understand and help solve the biggest problems facing our modern, high-tech societies. If you’re fascinated by human behaviour but don’t want to be a psychologist, or are intrigued by science and how things work, but aren't interested in lab work, a career in social science could be for you.
Social science is the perfect intersection between the scientific and the social and offers a fulfilling and financially rewarding career across a wide range of industries.
Start building a successful, meaningful career from your first year
From the second week of study, you’ll focus on your future employability, developing an e-portfolio and a career action plan and be assisted into internships by a dedicated Placement Officer. There are also opportunities to join a global study tour. You can customise your degree with two majors and free choice electives, and you can study full time or part time across our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. At Griffith, you get the opportunity to quench your thirst for knowledge and make a real difference by influencing and leading public policy and helping individuals, communities and society.
Find lasting solutions to social issues
The Bachelor of Social Science is a flexible, versatile and practical degree that can position graduates for many different career opportunities.
44% of world leaders and 67% of CEOs of ASX200 companies hold a social science degree (Academy of Social Science in Australia, 2017) and numerous private sector and government agencies employ social science graduates, drawing on their skills in policy development, data analysis, communications, social research and advocacy. As a graduate, your expertise will be sought in many different settings, from the public service to community agencies, advocacy and lobbying organisations, social activism and international aid organisations. You'll embark on your career with the solid foundation required to work across various rewarding professions, including jobs in:
- Social policy development
- Environmental sustainability
- International aid
- Foreign affairs and trade
- Education and training
- Economic analysis
- Media and communications
- Information management
- Non-government organisations
- Social enterprise
- Corporate strategy
- Security intelligence
Lia Ribeiro De Noronha
“Not everyone gets to say that within the first five minutes of almost every class they are completely immersed, fascinated and empowered. The Bachelor of Social Science was described to me as a degree that would hone both my left and right brain skills; it provides me the opportunity to do just that as I study both STEM and humanities and arts symbiotically. People often forget that skills such as creativity, critical thinking and collaboration are required across the board and this degree is providing me with learning opportunities to develop all of these.”
2017 School Captain, Indooroopilly State High
|Bachelor of Arts||Online
|Bachelor of Arts||Nathan
|Bachelor of Arts||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan
|Bachelor of Communication (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Creative Industries||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Government and International Relations||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Government and International Relations (Honours)||Nathan
|Bachelor of Social Science||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in International Relations||Nathan
|Master of International Relations||Nathan
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan
|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan
|Bachelor of Government and International Relations/Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan
|Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations||Nathan
|Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations||Gold Coast
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
Develop skills and strategies to find solutions to social issues
Social science is a flexible, versatile and practical degree that can position graduates for many different career opportunities
Numerous private sector and government agencies employ social science graduates, drawing on their skills in problem-solving, critical analysis, social research and advocacy. As a Griffith graduate, your expertise will be sought in many different settings, from the public service to community agencies, advocacy and lobbying organisations, social activism and international aid organisations. You'll embark on your career with the solid foundation required to work across various rewarding professions, including jobs in:
- Aid work
- Social policy analysis
- Information management
07 Jul 2020
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16 Jun 2020
Award recipients bring Queensland’s past to life
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July
Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED
TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.
Tuesday 21 July
Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Monday 3 August
Townsville Careers Expo
Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.
Sunday 9 August
On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.
Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September
Mature Student Open Evenings
No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.
Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.