Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Macquarie University

The Bachelor of Science - Psychology provides a strong foundation for the first three years of the undergraduate degree training program in psychology. The main difference between the accredited Arts and Science psychology degrees are that the Bachelor of Arts - Psychology allows students to choose subjects from across the university, whereas the Bachelor of Science - Psychology requires a proportion of units undertaken to be science subjects.

Course Fee:

International: $116,280

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


69 credit points; minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above; minimum 42 credit points designated as science. Subjects include: Biopsychology and learning; Cognitive processes; Design and statistics; Developmental psychology; Perception; Principles of psychological assessment; Psychological science; Putting theory into practice; Social and personality psychology.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Eligible students may meet the requirements for transfer to the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program subject to meeting transfer criteria. Continuation with the honours year is subject to meeting honours admission requirements. Should a student not meet the requirements, they will graduate with a Bachelor of Science - Psychology. Admission to the honours year will require a weighted average SNG (Standard Numerical Grade) of 70 over all Psychology units and a weighted average SNG of 75 over all 300 level Psychology units and a minimum of 72 credit points. Applicants to the fourth year honours program who do not meet these requirements may also be considered on an individual basis.

Further information:

For students who have an interest in psychology but do not necessarily want to become a psychologist, this degree will provide a useful understanding of psychological principles and training in psychology, for careers requiring an understanding of human behaviour. For those wishing to follow a pathway towards registration as a psychologist, or a research career in psychology, this accredited degree is the first step in that journey.


On completion of this degree, students may proceed to an APAC approved fourth year course. Students applying for the fourth year must meet the entry requirements. Note that after the fourth year, a further two years postgraduate training or supervised experience is required for registration as a psychologist.

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 83 Yes Full time 3 years
North Ryde 83 Yes Part time 6 years
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