Sociology is the study of the processes that create, maintain and change social groups. It explores ways of thinking about personal and public issues in modern social life and how to link them together through the study of society and social relations. Third-year students have the opportunity to further develop their skills by undertaking an internship.

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MJ-A000019 (major)

MN-A000019 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only

Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in community relations, the education sector, government departments, the health industry, local councils, market research companies, welfare organisations and youth work.

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  • To complete a Major sequence in Sociology select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Sociology select any four (4) units from below, including no more than two (2) credit points at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

  • Introduction to Sociology A ASC101
  • Introduction to Sociology B ASC102
  • Complete the following required unit from level 2:

  • Contemporary Social Research ASC250
  • Complete up to a further 3 units from level 2, selected from:

  • Sociology of Health ASC206
  • Youth Culture and Identity ASC210
  • Religion and Social Change ASC211
  • International Migration and Multicultural Societies ASC233
  • Love, Sex and Relationships ASC287
  • Sport, Bodies, Action! AST205
  • Complete the following required unit from level 3:

  • Social Theory Rewired: Power, Passion and Post Humanism ASC308
  • Complete a further minimum of 1 unit from level 3, selected from:

  • Gender, Media and Society ASC300
  • Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities ASC304
  • Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age ASC320