A Bachelor of Social Science teaches students how to develop strategies to help find solutions to a range of social issues at the local, national and international level. Graduates are equipped with key skills valuable to employers such as problem solving, effective written and oral communication, information processing, creative and critical thinking, cross-cultural awareness, social research skills and computer literacy. 

The degree is a unique and innovative program that gives students expertise in social science research design and implementation. Students gain knowledge and skills for employment in areas such as public policy design and evaluation; social impact assessment; social planning and the analysis of socio-economic issues in a wide range of contexts.

1. Orientation

UQ has developed several helpful tools and websites to assist new students, which can be accessed through the UQ Orientation website.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers several program specific enrolment seminars, and welcome sessions, during orientation week. 

As part of the Student Charter, you must know and understand your official program rules and requirements.