Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences

There is no new intake for this degree.

3 years full time

The Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences is a flexible degree which offers students the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the social environment in which economic activity takes place. Majors in areas such as Political Economy, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Government and International Relations, History and Sociology provide outstanding opportunities in personnel management and policy development. The Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences suits students who are interested in the social and political context in which economic activity takes place, or who would like to minimise mathematical approaches.

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Requirements

  1. 144 credit points including
  2. No more than 60 junior credit points
  3. A major or an extended major from one column in the Majors Table below AND at least 12 senior credit points in a subject area from the other column in the table below and
  4. No more than 60 senior credit points from Faculties other than the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Sydney Business School.

Majors Table

I
 II
  • Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Government and International Relations
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

Pathways

            Credit Points
First Year S1 Compulsory Major
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Economics and
Business
Junior Unit Choice
Arts or Economics and
Business
Junior Unit Choice
24
S2 Compulsory Major
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Junior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Economics and
Business
Junior Unit Choice
Arts or Economics and
Business
Junior Unit Choice
24
Second Year S1 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Economics and
Business Junior/
Senior Unit Choice
Arts or Economics and
Business Junior/
Senior Unit Choice
24
S2 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Econ and Bus.
or Extended Major
Senior Unit Choice
Arts or Economics and
Business
Senior Unit Choice
24
Third Year S1 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Other Compulsory
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Economics and
Business
Senior Unit Choice
Arts or Economics and
Business
Senior Unit Choice
24
S2 Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Compulsory Major
Senior Unit
ECOP/ECON* or GOVT/WORK
Arts or Econ and Bus.
or Extended Major
Senior Unit Choice
Arts or Economics and
Business
Senior Unit Choice
24
          Total= 144
    * Junior co-requisites from ECMT may be required if taking ECON.  
             
    Compulsory major to be chosen from either column I or column II.
Other compulsory units must be taken in one subject area from the other column.
 
    Column I Column II  
    Economics (ECON) Government and International Relations (GOVT)  
    Political Economy (ECOP) Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (WORK)  

Director

 Name  Telephone  Email  Location

Prof Frank Stilwell

 +61 2 9351 3063

 

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