Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Studying Sociology at UOW will prepare and enable you to understand, question and analyse human life and society, social processes, cultural and social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behaviour. You will develop an understanding of our diverse and rapidly changing world and identify the roots of and solutions to social problems. In an increasingly dynamic world, where divisions and inequalities are becoming more prevalent, this discipline provides invaluable analytical, research and intellectual skills and an in-depth understanding of our diverse societies and cultures.


Completing a major (or two) as part of your Bachelor of Arts degree will give you a set of skills that relate to the discipline you are studying and also generic skills in critical thinking, analysis, cultural intelligence, and conceptual frameworks. Because you can do more than one major, it’s a good idea to choose widely in your first year, before settling on a major/or majors in your second year.To qualify for award of this degree, a student must satisfactorily complete at least 144 credit points, comprised of the following:1. ASSH101 - Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (6 credit points). This subject is undertaken in the first session and is designed to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed at University.2. At least one major study available in the Bachelor of Arts, outlined below (minimum 48 credit points and maximum 60 credit points);3. A second major study (minimum 48 credit points and maximum 60 credit points) OR, a minor study (minimum of 24 credit points) from within the Arts and Humanities;4. Elective subjects to bring the total credit points to at least 144.5. At least 24 credit points of subjects completed at the 300-level within the major must be at a pass mark or higher6. No more than 60 credit points can be taken in 100-level subjects.7. Students may not undertake a Major and Minor Study in the same discipline (for example, students cannot take both a major and a minor in Sociology).

Standard entry requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UOW Bega Valley International: $83,808 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
UOW Eurobodalla International: $83,808 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
UOW Shoalhaven (Nowra) International: $83,808 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
UOW Southern Highlands (Moss Vale) International: $83,808 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Wollongong International: $83,808 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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