Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Social Science
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Social Science double degree is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in applied social sciences and one or more of AC’s wide range of disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning and innovative electives that distinguish this AC degree from others available in Australia.This double degree is overseen by Program Directors, Dr David Hastie and Dr Rebecca Loundar.
The double degree course structure is based on eight semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus an exam week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:
- 15 compulsory core subjects
- 2 specialisations each from the separate awards (15 subjects)
- 2 elective subjects
To qualify for award of the double degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Social
Science a candidate shall complete at least 320
credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core and specialisation
Students will complete 1 major (specialisation) of 8 subjects from the Bachelor of Arts and 1 major (specialisation) of 7 subjects from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science. For more details on these specialisations, please visit the individual course pages.
2 subjects (20 credit points)
taken from an accredited Level 7 course of study offered by the College.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)
Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 or higher (or the completion of the International Baccalaureate or interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (RTO).
The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.
Applicants with Higher Education Study
Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry, and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.
Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas). IELTS (or equivalent) is not required for applicants who have undertaken five years of required higher education study (or equivalent) in English from an approved country or who have completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification awarded in English under the Australian Qualification Framework by an authorised institution or registered training organisation.
Delivery Mode: Face-to-face, online
Locations: Sydney, Hobart and online
Duration: 4 years full-time/up to 10 years part-time
Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
Fees & Timetable
A complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis programs and courses can be found in our Fees Information section.
For a full list of course dates for new and continuing students, please see our Timetables.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to assist you in financing your studies. For more information and other options, please visit the Financing Your Study page. For students who cannot access government loans, an alternative option is Study Loans, a private student loan provider. To learn more about loans provided by Study Loans, click here.
Course Learning Outcomes
- a broad knowledge of theories, principles and practices, with depth in each of the specialisations;
- knowledge of various approaches used across a broad and coherent body of knowledge within the Christian worldview framework;
- skills to analyse, synthesise, and apply knowledge of theories, principles and practices in the discipline areas;
- skills to understand and communicate a Christian worldview;
- cognitive and technical skills required for a range of liberal arts fields, with depth in the area of specialisations;
- ability to identify issues and to provide evidence based and innovative solutions, by integrating their Christian worldview to complex issues;
- skills in critical thinking and self-directed learning, using a range of sources and methods;
- communication skills to present theories, ideas and arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriately selected communication methods;
Application of Knowledge and Skills:
- ability to analyse and discuss contemporary topics, issues and challenges in the discipline area, and create solutions to these challenges. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new and diverse contexts, including local, regional, national and international communities;
- self-reflection, independent learning and evaluation of own performance for the purpose of vocational development.
“I was studying the same degree at another university when the lecturer said that our worldview affects everything we do, especially in this job. At that moment, I realised I needed to find a new place to learn that aligns with my worldview. After asking around, I found Alphacrucis and I have never looked back.”
SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENT
Graduates may find employment in a range of social science and people helping positions within church, not-for-profit, commercial or government organisations.
For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.
This course is not currently available to International Students.