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Introduction to Sociology

Do you want to push for change in Australian society? Sociologists research all sorts of behavioural trends so they can recommend improvements at a community level. You should choose this study path if you’d like to understand the theory and the practice behind this rewarding work. You’ll learn sociological theories, research methods and data analytics skills that will allow you to advocate for different social groups. 

Start by comparing the various online sociology courses that are available with leading universities. We’re here to help you make sense of your options and find your right fit. 

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Macquarie University


Bachelor of Arts

An arts degree that no one else has

Make your degree unique and study what interests you. Analyse critically, think creatively and problem-solve at work or in everyday life. Complete foundational studies then tailor your degree with a major. Create a portfolio and build your connections.

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3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • English,  
  • Ancient History,  
  • Modern History,  
  • Philosophy,  
  • Politics,  
  • Sociology,  
  • Creative Writing,  
  • Indigenous Studies,  
  • International Relations,  
  • Applied Ethics,  
La Trobe University


Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your passion and your profession

A flexible arts degree offering a large selection of humanities and social sciences majors. Mix it up with minors and electives in business, health, and science. Develop critical thinking, emotional intelligence, creativity, and communication skills.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies,  
  • Creative and Professional Writing,  
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies,  
  • Digital Media,  
  • English,  
  • Hindi Studies Beginners,  
  • History,  
  • Human Geography,  
  • Linguistics,  
  • Philosophy,  
  • Politics,  
  • Psychological Science,  
  • Sociology,  
  • Sustainability and Development,  
  • Visual Cultures,  
Griffith University


Bachelor of Arts

Innovators, communicators and creators start here!

Develop critical thinking, writing, and research skills in demand across all industries. You can follow your passion with majors and electives that interest you. Develop connections through peer learning, networking, and work experience.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Art History,  
  • Creative Writing,  
  • Criminal Justice,  
  • History,  
  • Journalism,  
  • Literature,  
  • Public Relations,  
  • Screen and Media Studies,  
  • Sociology,  
Swinburne University of Technology

Build amazing people skills to understand those around you

Investigate issues in contemporary Australian society, zooming in on the behaviour and social interaction of individuals and groups. By understanding personality and predicting behaviour, you’ll be prepped for careers in support services and more.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Online sociology subjects and short courses

Curtin University


Reading Gender

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of South Australia


Sociological Perspectives

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

La Trobe University

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Griffith University

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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