Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Commerce

Australian Catholic University

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

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; andlife-long learning skills.This learning helps to prepare all students for optional further postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist.Therefore, the aims of ACU's Bachelor of Psychological Science are to:facilitate the development of knowledge, conceptual understandings, and skills that are relevant in a broad array of employment contexts; andprovide an accredited 3 year sequence in psychology which enables graduates to pursue postgraduate study and training options in psychology and other related disciplines.Our graduates will make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborators in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations.The Bachelor of Commerce provides excellent grounding in many areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in your selected major - human resource management, management or marketing. Our graduates understand the ethical, social, political and economic contexts that guide decision-making. The Bachelor of Commerce will not only help you launch your business career but also prepare you for future managerial positions.

Structure

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

Subjects

  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, 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 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.

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) or select from a range of postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Law and Business.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $107,168 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $107,168
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $107,168 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $107,168
  • ATAR: 58.5
No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Commerce is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as: 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; Business management; Policy administration; Business regulation; Advertising and marketing communication.

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