Bachelor of Psychological Science

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three-year course in psychology for students who wish to work with individuals and groups in diverse contexts. It also prepares students for an Honours program, as well as postgraduate professional coursework or supervised training in psychology. Students will be exposed to an integrated understanding of human behaviour including a social-cultural perspective, motivations, health and psychopathology as well as the fundamental premise of psychology as an empirically based science.

Structure

  • Students complete 24 units across core units (15) and a choice of specialist units (3) in psychology
  • two common units and other electives from across the University. The three first year core units provide an introduction to a variety of areas within the field of psychology including its history and philosophy and the importance of empirical methods.

Subjects

  • Psychological science

Standard entry requirements

  • NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher
  • Or Certificate IV or above
  • Or STAT score of 135 or greater
  • Or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience
  • Or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma
  • Or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course.

Recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and prepares students for entry into an Honours year in psychology.

Study pathways

Honours year in Psychology

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Casuarina International: $80,640
  • ATAR: 61
Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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