Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Psychology is a discipline that is interested in understanding the connections between the human mind and behaviour across a number of contexts including clinical and mental health, as well as business and education. Psychology is also relevant for those seeking employment in the criminal justice system and its support agencies, which is the focus of this double major bachelor degree. The psychology major provides a comprehensive education in the theories and models underpinning the critical and analytical thinking, research methodology, design and analysis necessary for conducting and evaluating psychological research. The psychology major also introduces students to the applications of psychological theory. The criminology major is concerned with approaches to criminal behaviour, the causes of crime, crime prevention, and responses to crime. The coverage of sociology in this major stream exposes students to the wider context in which criminal behaviour takes place and the role society plays in shaping crime and the criminal. This, coupled with the psychology major, provides students with a well-rounded understanding of human behaviour.

Course Fee:

Australian: $51,696
International: $64,608

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Cert IV or above; or be aged 21 years and over with a written statement and interview


24 units of study.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychological Science and Criminology

Study Pathways:

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology, depending on your results, you may be eligible to enter fourth year ACAP psychology programs such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, or graduate-entry degrees in areas such as occupational therapy, rehabilitation counselling, community services, and other areas where an undergraduate degree in psychology/criminology is recognised for entry.

Further information:

FEE-HELP is available. See our website for details.


Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01328A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Online
Sydney No info Yes Part time 3 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 3 years
Sydney No info Yes Full time 6 years
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 6 years
Sydney No info Yes
Melbourne No info Yes
Sydney No info Yes Online
Since 1983 the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has been teaching applied psychology and helping to prepare students to change lives - to make a difference. A leader in applied psychology education, ACAP offers specialist courses in counselling, case management, coaching, social work and psychology, and has more than 4000 students currently studying on-campus or online. ACAP is a nationally registered training organisation (RTO) and higher education provider (HEP). ACAP has city campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Each campus offers a unique experience while delivering the same course content and quality teaching. You can also combine your on-campus learning with studying by flexible delivery. This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory threshold for the 2019-2020 income year is $45,881.

Provider CRICOS: 01328A

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