Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Behavioural Studies

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Online

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


26 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Social Science – Behavioural Studies Major BA degree from Swinburne Online. This program offers a profound exploration of psychological theories, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of human behavior. Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment that integrates cutting-edge insights from the field of behavioral studies.


In the Social Science – Behavioural Studies Major BA degree, you’ll engage in activities designed to prepare you for the professional landscape. Dive into creating behavioral interventions rooted in psychological frameworks, equipping yourself for a fulfilling career where your knowledge positively impacts lives. Enjoy the flexibility to shape half of your degree by selecting electives aligned with your passions. Graduates of this program venture into diverse fields, including research, behavior support work, therapy, human resources, youth work, and mental health support. Your profound understanding of human behavior will unlock personal and professional opportunities.

Admission Requirements

Embark on your academic journey with the following admission requirements:

  • Non-Year 12 entry: Completion of an approved tertiary qualification, including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees, or equivalent, with additional criteria.
  • Submission of a portfolio showcasing prior academic or work achievements may be required.
  • Year 12 entry: Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent.

Courses include:

  • Learning and Communicating Online
  • Australian Politics
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood
  • Psychology of Wellbeing (Double unit)
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Sociological Foundations
  • Deviance, Difference & Conformity

Invest in your education with a tuition fee of $57,540 AUD, marking the beginning of an enriching academic experience. This investment lays the foundation for a meaningful career in behavioral studies, offering a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Future Career Outcomes

  • Fundamentals of Psychology: How do our minds function? Learn about intelligence, emotions, personalities and other aspects of human behavior from a psychological perspective.
  • Core Human Characteristics: Understand the essence of human strengths and virtues and unpack how these influence behavioral patterns.
  • Develop Intervention Strategies: Learn how social and positive psychology can be used to create meaningful interventions that could be applied in a range of professional settings such as support work.
  • Sociological Foundations: Develop a new way of seeing the world around you. Learn key sociological concepts that give insight into how social structures shape people in a contemporary world.

Visa Requirements:

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