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Study Anthropology and Sociology at Curtin

Anthropology and Sociology

Undergraduate double degree major

Understanding human behaviour is paramount in a world of increasing globalisation.

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  • Qualification
    Anthropology and Sociology Double Degree Major (BA/BCom)
  • Credit
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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

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Why study Anthropology and Sociology at Curtin?

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Global Education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Specialist pathways

You can study this subject as part of a double degree.



This double degree major introduces students to the complementary fields of anthropology and sociology.

In a world of increasing globalisation and cultural shifts, many employers need the expertise of those with a deeper understanding of human behaviours.

What does it really mean to be human? Anthropology examines this theme through the lens of culture and diversity. Sociology examines how human actions are shaped by social groups and economic, political and social pressures.

This major draws on the strengths of the two interlinked fields. It explores how cultural practices, institutions, social groups and everyday lives are being transformed within the context of comprehensive global change.

You’ll study contemporary issues such as communication and media, community development, gender relations, education, family, human rights, health, work and crime. You’ll also learn the conceptual and practical skills to respond to these global and local changes.

This program focuses on the contexts of Australia, South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.

What jobs can the Anthropology and Sociology Double Degree Major (BA/BCom) lead to?


  • Anthropologist
  • Sociologist
  • Heritage specialist


  • Allied health
  • Urban planning
  • Heritage
  • Local government
  • Community engagement

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the social sciences
  • demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively and reflectively within a social science discipline and across disciplinary boundaries
  • demonstrate the ability to locate relevant information from a range of sources and to make decisions about the significance of this information in the development of a disciplined analysis of social life
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of written, oral and other formats to diverse audiences in ways appropriate in the two disciplines
  • demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technologies and the ability to decide on their applications appropriately
  • show sustained intellectual curiosity by taking responsibility for one's own learning and intellectual development through the recognition of a range of learning strategies
  • demonstrate the capacity to understand social life in a range of local and global contexts
  • embrace the importance of cultural diversity and of human rights in the making of knowledge in the social sciences
  • understand the importance of appropriate theories and methods for undertaking social research that is both ethical and principled
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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