Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Arts

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU's undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills, including: critical analysis and rational thinking; ethical decision making; scientific thinking and research capabilities; measurement and analysis of data; problem solving skills; written and verbal communication; interpersonal skills, including foundational counselling skills; and life-long learning skills. This learning helps to prepare all students for optional further postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist. The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates recognized by their skills to think systematically and critically, gather and evaluate evidence from many and diverse sources, communicate clearly, and apply ethical principles to decision making for variety of professional and industries. The program offers the choice of more than 20 majors and minors in the humanities, social sciences and visual and performing arts to encourage students to design their own academic program that reflects their intellectual interests and career aspirations. Our graduates will make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborations in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations.

Course Fee:


International: $94,496

Entry Requirements:

NSW Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3), NSW Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (other than Mathematics General 2) for study of Mathematics, NSW Recommended Studies: Visual Arts for study in Visual Arts; VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

320 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychological practice: theory and techniques; Foundations of psychology; Applications of psychology; Psychological services experience Community engagement; Brain and behavior; plus more

Study Pathways:

High-achieving graduates from this program may be eligible to apply for fourth year studies in Psychology (Honours degree in Psychological Science or Graduate Diploma in Psychology).

Further information:

Career paths for this course - Counselling; Child welfare and development; Community work; Education; Health; Human resources; Marketing and Market research; Fourth year study in psychology to pursue a career in psychology.

Recognition:

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. Please note that after completion of an APAC accredited undergraduate degree, a further minimum of three years education and training in psychology are required to register as a psychologist in Australia.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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