Broaden your career options by studying Social Work and Arts together.
The Social Work component teaches you to understand people, giving you the skills to help them through challenging times such as homelessness, addiction, abuse, mental illness, poverty, ageing and discrimination.
Studies in the areas of social work practice, contextual studies, and social and behavioural sciences equip you to find solutions to help people reduce stress and improve their quality of life.
There is a strong emphasis on practical skills, which includes work with Aboriginal people, counselling skills, community and group work, ethical practice, working with mental health and trauma, and child protection.
The flexibility of the Arts degree allows you to pursue your interests and career aspirations across a range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, including languages, arts, history, philosophy and business. In whichever area you choose to study, you will develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct independent research.
- Art History and Theory
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Asian Studies
- Australian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Creative Writing
- Development Studies
- Environmental Humanities
- European Studies
- Film Studies
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Human Resource Management
- Indigenous Studies
- Indonesian Studies
- International Business
- International Relations
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Media, Culture and Technology
- Modern Greek Studies
- Politics and International Relations
- Social Work
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Theatre and Performance Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
Double degree options
Dual Mode with Bachelor of Arts - General Education Requirement
Because both Dual programs are internal to UNSW Arts and Social Sciences the General Education (GE) Exemption for Dual programs does not apply.
If you are completing the BSW (Hons) in Dual mode a 6 UOC UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Elective in the BA is replaced with an approved GE course to meet 6 UOC of the GE requirement.
The other 6 UOC is to be taken by replacing ARTS1870 Rethinking the Social with an approved GE course. This completes the 12 UOC GE requirement.
- Social worker
- Political adviser
Find Your Career Match
At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we want you to love what you do - and that means choosing a degree that will help you secure a job you love.
Find out which careers suit your personality type best and how we can help you get there.