Broaden your career prospects by studying Science and Social Research and Policy together. With 24 majors – from bioinformatics and chemistry, to psychology and statistics – the Science component gives you the flexibility to sample a wide range of subjects before deciding on your specialisation.

Science courses will provide you with a solid education in scientific theory, method and research. Social Research and Policy components develop knowledge and skills in research and analysis to help you understand complex social, environmental and economic problems, allowing you to inform public debate and political decision-making. You will undertake a core program that covers social science, policy analysis and research methods, and combine this with a choice of a major and an internship.

Program Code


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Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments



  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Marine Science
  • Marketing
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Politics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Social Research and Policy
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Statistics
  • Vision Science

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Anthropologist
  • Community development worker
  • Climate analyst
  • Policy specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental consultant
  • Science communicator

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics; Chemistry plus one of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics or Mathematics Extenions 1 (depending on chosen area of study)

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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