Examine connections between human behaviour, social structures and social policy, and understand how these relationships shape organisations, communities, families and individuals.
Choose to focus your studies on ageing and disability, and/or criminology; and graduate with a broad skill set in demand by employers in the growing area of human services.
Explore a range of issues like gender and identity, marginalised young people, social divisions and the significance of popular culture in modern society.
Gain a unique qualification that combines the study of psychology and sociology – it’s the only degree of its kind in Australia.
Be prepared for opportunities created by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Learn innovative course content informed by cutting-edge research that has been assessed as well above world class1
12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).
Study a 100% online psychological science and sociology degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology is the only degree of its kind in Australia, formally bringing together two powerful disciplinary perspectives on how we live as social beings.
As a student, you'll be challenged to think deeply about the world we live in as you explore the way individuals, groups and communities behave, think, react and interact. Studying sociology and psychology enables students to consider how these dimensions come together in everyday life.
As a graduate, you'll come out with a complementary skill set that the industry is telling us they need.
The implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Australia's ageing population and increasing demand for childcare and home-based care services has contributed to a booming sector, which is predicted to show the highest rate of employment opportunities of any industry over the next five years.1
12016 employment projections, Dept of Employment
Why a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology
With an ageing population, and the introduction of new systems like the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), professionals need the skills to adapt to a changing environment.
Informed by the latest developments in the sector, you’ll learn course content that is relevant and up-to-date. As a graduate, you'll come out with a complementary skill needed by government and not-for-profit organisations in human services, psychology, social work, healthcare, and social assistance.
Students have a choice of specialisations in either ageing and disability and/or criminal justice. You’ll have the opportunity to explore topics such as sociological theory, counselling, social policy analysis, as well as community-based and participatory research methods.
You'll learn from award-winning researchers in their field, at a university recognised for above world-class research in psychology and sociology(1).
(1)2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)