Environmental change is rapidly altering the world in which we live - its cities and suburbs, regional and rural landscapes, its natural heritage and biodiversity. This has significant political and economic implications. In this degree you will learn about the important causes of environmental change and develop strategies, policy, and planning skills to effectively manage environmental issues at local, national and global levels.
Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc.
If you are graduating with a degree in social sciences, you may find there is a limited number of careers in which your subject is an essential requirement. However, there will be many areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.Careers for social science graduates
Some of the areas employing social science graduates are:
banking and insurance
retail and sales
teaching and lecturing
Environmental change is rapidly altering the world in which we live - its cities and suburbs, regional and rural landscapes, its natural heritage and biodiversity. This has significant political and economic implications. In this degree you will learn the important causes of environmental change and develop strategies, policy, and planning skills to effectively manage environmental issues at local, national and global levels. Areas covered in this degree include climate change, environmental management, population and migration, urban processes, biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development. Graduates are well equipped for careers in environmental policy, planning and consultancy, administration at local and state government levels, media organisations, teaching and research. I want to find another Bachelor Course Study Abroad Opportunities The University has student exchange links with over 100 overseas institutions. You can study overseas for one or two semesters which is credited towards your degree program at the University of Adelaide. In addition there are no extra tuition fees for this study. What better way to test out newly developed language skills or experience another culture as you learn
Programme Structure Program Structure In the first year of the degree you will complete compulsory Environmental Policy and Management courses on globalisation, the impact of humans on the planet, population-environment relationships and economy-environment interactions. These courses introduce the linked concepts of social and environmental sustainability at local to global scales. Advanced Level courses are offered in coastal management, population and health, international migration, urban futures, housing policy and practice, biodiversity conservation, environment and development, food and agriculture, environmental change and climate change, resource scarcity, environmental impact assessment, geographical information systems, and social science research techniques. Students also study a Minor in another area from within the Humanities and Social Sciences. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of another faculty. In your third year you may take part in an intership with an organisation from within the arts, media, parliament or environment. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical way, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career. Level I GEOG 1102 Footprints on a Fragile Planet GEOG 1104 Population and Environment in Australia GEOG 1101 Globalisation, Justice and a Crowded Planet GEOG 1103 Economy, Environment and Place 2 x Level I Minor courses in Humanities and Social Sciences Level I open elective course ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Arts of Engagement Level II 3 x Advanced Level Geography, Environment and Population closed elective GEOG 2139 Environmental Management 2 x Advanced Level Minor course in Humanitites and Social Sciences 2 x Advanced Level open elective Level III 4 x Advanced Level Geography, Environment and Population closed elective 2 x Advanced Level Minor course in Humanitites and Social Sciences 2 x Advanced Level open elective course Note: Core courses may not be double counted towards your minor.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Domestic applicants Year 12 applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Alternative entry pathways Higher Education applicants You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. VET applicants Special Entry applicants You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2015. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2015 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2013 or 2014), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2013). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Without formal qualifications You may be eligible for our special access schemes. Other Entry Pathways International applicants Equivalent Scores International ATAR 70 IB 25 IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5,5 Listening 5,5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 A-Level 6 UEC [Malaysia] 25 SAT [US] 1540 OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 65 Eynesbury Foundation Program 339 Bradford Foundation Program 70 The criteria used to allocate university places to applicants. You may be eligible to compete for a university place using Year 12 results, previous university study, VET qualifications or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Specific rules, prerequisites and cut-offs may apply to your situation.