Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

In today’s fast-paced and challenging world, understanding human behaviour is a vital skill. The Bachelor of Psychological Science will help you understand human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. You will graduate from the degree having completed a sequence in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a Level 1 Program. This sequence will ensure you acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills. The degree also helps you prepare for optional further postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist.

Structure

240 credit points. Students will complete 100 hours of community engagement when they undertake the unit PSYC310 Psychological Services Experience during the third year of their

Subjects

  • Epistemology and hermeneutics
  • Ethics and applied ethics
  • History of philosophy
  • Logic
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Psychology
  • Social and political philosophy

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

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 a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

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).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's)
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary)
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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.

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