We have recently completed a review of the Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) and have made some changes to this program for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

Some of the changes were made to standardise aspects of UQ undergraduate programs, including the unit-value of Majors. Other changes were made to ensure that we have a sustainable suite of program, plan and course offerings.

When viewing the 2020 BScoSc course list on the Programs and Courses website you can change which year you are viewing using the dropdown box near the top right of the list to compare the 2021 BSocSc with the pre-2021 program.

The changes that have been made to this program will affect students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

As a continuing student, you will be able to complete your current major and program and there will be no change to your enrolment plan unless you elect to apply to change into the 2021 BSocSc (program code 2506) program structure and course list.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program for Semester 1, 2021, you will need to submit a program change request in your mySI-net account by 12 February 2021 (program change requests open 4 December 2020).

We are here to provide you with some further detail to guide your enrolment decisions.


2. What does this mean for continuing students?

Please be assured that if you are a continuing student enrolled in the pre-2021 BSocSc (program code 2032), you will be able to complete with the program structure and rules that were in place when you commenced.

Only one course, SOCY2040 Families, Households and the Life Course, in the Health and Society Major will no longer be offered. It is being replaced by the new course SOCY2050 Sex, Gender and Social Relationships.

If you wish to complete your pre-2021 BSocSc major and program requirements, no further action is required.

However, if you are thinking of changing to the 2021 BSocSc (program code 2506) or the 2021 BA/BSocSc (program code 2505) dual program please read sections 3, 4 and 5 carefully.