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.


3. I am thinking of changing to the 2021 BSocSc program. What should I consider?

If you are thinking of changing to the 2021 Bachelor of Social Science program (program code 2506), and you are a domestic student, please note that you will be charged the 2021 fee schedule.  Please view the unit of study fees schedule for further details.  

Your decision about changing should be informed by how many units of study you have already completed as well as the Major you wish to complete. We will try to maximise transfer of credit if you change to the 2021 program. If you have completed more than 16 units, we strongly recommend you complete your current program and course list because it might not be possible to credit all courses you have completed.

Further, if you wish to complete either the Health and Society Major or Social and Public Policy Major you will need to remain in the pre-2021 BSocSc (program code 2032) because these Majors are not available in the 2021 program. 

If you are in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social dual program, please read section 5 carefully. You can also review detailed information for changes to this dual program in 2021

If you still wish to change to the 2021 BSocSc program please contact our Student Administration team for further advice.