Sociology (Bachelor of Arts)



Sociology is the academic study of society. We explore social change and how social structures, social institutions and culture shape the lives of individuals and communities. Deakin Sociology engages with contemporary issues in the global and Australian landscape such as how society shapes (and is shaped by) illness and health policies, gender and sexuality, religion and new forms of spirituality, migration and inequality, violence and social control. Deakin sociologists are active social researchers with expertise in a variety of methodologies including digital and traditional ethnographies, visual methods, in-depth interviews, focus groups, survey research, experimental design in sociological research, and our graduates learn to apply these skills to the study of social life.

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Unit set code

MJ-A310025 (major)

MN-A310025 (minor)


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

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) credit points from below, including no more than one (1) credit point at level one, and at least one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 4 units from:

  • Introduction to Sociology: the Sociological Imagination
  • Introduction to Sociology: the Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Contemporary Social Research
  • Social Theory Rewired: Power, Passion and Post Humanism
  • Plus 3 units selected from:

  • Sociology of Health
  • Youth Culture and Identity
  • Religion and Social Change
  • Love, Sex and Relationships
  • Sport, Bodies, Action!
  • Plus 1 unit selected from:

  • Gender, Media and Society
  • Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities
  • Conspiracies, Misinformation, and Hatred in the Age of AI