Bachelor of Behavioural Science - Psychology

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) aims to develop knowledge of the factors influencing human behaviour and experience, and to provide skills for the application of this knowledge to issues in the real world. This degree develops core knowledge in psychological theory and research to prepare them for possible entry into an Honours program in psychology.This degree provides comprehensive knowledge of such fields as learning, motivation, personality, emotion, development across the lifespan, social and cultural influences, biological influences, and mental health. Within this course, these core studies in psychology are linked to study in one other discipline, which provides knowledge required for a multidisciplinary understanding of human behaviour and experience. Also integral to the course is the development of critical thinking and research skills, and an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of researchers and psychology clinicians.


The psychology major includes core (compulsory) topics in biological influences on behaviour, cognitive processes, learning, personality, social influences and development across the lifespan and advanced studies in topics such as forensic psychology: legal and clinical, mind brain and behaviour, eyewitness memory and body image. In addition to psychology, students select a second area of study in which to specialise. Options are: Biological Science, Artificial Intelligence, Criminology, Disability and Community Inclusion, Health Studies, Law and Society, Management, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Public Policy, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies. Students can apply to complete an Honours program in psychology or in their specialist area.


  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Computer studies
  • Criminal justice
  • Disability and Community Inclusion
  • Health studies
  • Legal studies
  • Management
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Public policy studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $100,500
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Students also have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, proving they meet the entry requirements for both: Arts, Computer Science, Science - Animal Behaviour, Laws and Legal Practice or Laws and Legal Practice (Honours).

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