Courses at Shoalhaven

Courses Available at Shoalhaven Campus

University Access Program

UOW College can guarantee admission into a range of UOW undergraduate degrees by successfully completing the University Access Program (UAP).

The UAP is a 14-week course to give you the fundamental skills required for university-level study and maximise your chance of success.

Successful completion of the UAP provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees offered at Shoalhaven Campus.

Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

At UOW Shoalhaven we offer the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science and the Bachelor of Social Work.  These degrees will equip you for today’s rapidly changing world. You will develop skills and capacities necessary to understand how the world has come to be the way it is today. You will see and appreciate the world afresh, developing the analytical and communicative abilities to enrich life and your community. 

Career opportunities include:

  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Teaching (with a Master of Teaching)
  • Public Service, Community Services
  • Environment & Conservation.
  • Community Planning and Development
  • Environmental Officer
  • Health Care Management and Policy
  • Local Government
  • Social Planning and Social Impact Assessment
  • Archiving and Librarianship
  • Community & Social Services
  • Teaching (via Master of Teaching)
  • Healthcare Policy and Management
  • Heritage Specialist
  • Historian
  • Social Policy

Bachelor of Arts

UOW Arts and Humanities graduates are future leaders, with adaptable and analytical skills that can be applied across a diverse field of work to drive global innovation and success.

Majors in Bachelor of Arts are*:

  • Community, Culture and Environment
  • English Literatures
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Sociology

*completion of full majors at Shoalhaven campus is subject to availability at time of enrolment

Bachelor of Social Science

Social Scientists are tasked with improving the lives of not just individuals but whole communities. UOW social science students engage in interdisciplinary study about human behaviour, including foundations in psychology, human geography and social determinants of health and wellbeing.

Majors in Bachelor of Social Science are:

  • Community, Culture and Environment
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Public Health
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Health Promotion

Bachelor of Social Work

The Social Work degree is a practice-based professional and academic discipline promoting social change and the wellbeing of people.

The core goal of social work is to improve the social, health and emotional wellbeing of people and their communities. Social workers use their knowledge, skills and experience to help people help themselves and their communities.


The Faculty of Business and Law offers a five-star learning experience that seeks to develop professionals, managers and business leaders who are independent thinkers and creative problem-solvers, high in demand amongst employers across all sectors of the economy.

Business degrees Shoalhaven :

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics & Finance *

* the first year of the degree can be completed at Shoalhaven Campus


Successful completion of an Education degree will qualify you to develop a rewarding and productive career in the field of education, enabling you to work in the Australian national school system and throughout the world.

At UOW Shoalhaven we offer the Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) postgraduate degree.  

Science, Medicine and Health

Medical and health professionals play an important role working alongside other health practitioners within the medical research, clinical and healthcare sectors. You’ll be taught by staff who know how to prepare you for the challenges you’ll face in the industry because they work in it. Our strong links with industry will ensure that you graduate with skills and attributes which are highly valued by employers.

UOW Shoalhaven offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Doctor of Medicine

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