Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies

Swinburne Online

Program Description

Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies

Swinburne Online

Expand your mind by studying human behaviour

Gain a unique insight into human nature that will take you further in any career, with the Bachelor of Social Studies majoring in Behavioural Studies.

During this online degree, you’ll learn how to analyse the behaviour, relationships and motivations of people around you. You can apply these skills in a variety of work environments, such as family counselling, social work or human resources.

Career opportunities

Counselling Supporter

Provide guidance and support for personal or psychological problems.

Child Protection Officer

Create a protective, safe and supportive environment for children.

Community Worker

Support members of the community who need assistance to manage the challenges of everyday life.

Human Resources Officer

Help nurture and develop highly productive and supportive work environments.

Learning at Swinburne Online

An industry-recognised qualification

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) is an accredited degree from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. Taught by leading academics, it incorporates the psychology sequence accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). And once you graduate, you’ll be in a position to apply for further study, graduate programs or employment in a related field.

A community of critical thinkers

At Swinburne Online, you will join a supportive online community of like-minded psychology students. Like you, each person will bring a unique perspective to discussions and classes, where you will work with others on a range of activities and real-life case studies. Our students support each other throughout their degree, offering a pool of advice, ideas and encouragement. You’ll also collaborate with experienced professionals, and form valuable networks with those working in the industry.

A unique learning experience

You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. You’ll learn in an interactive environment with other like-minded students. Here you will conduct research, practice both critical and reflective thinking, and analyse real situations with others. Our study groups and discussion boards allow you to share your ideas at any time of the day or night.

Entry criteria

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalents, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Swinburne Online

Last updated February 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
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Jan. 2019
3 years
Part time
Full time
Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
Start date: Jan. 2019
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Jan. 2019
Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
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