University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)

University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

In this program, you’ll learn how to explain human behaviour. Our award-winning staff will teach you about how people develop through the lifespan, what motivates us, how to understand personality, and how to encourage behaviour change.Explore the professional practice of psychology, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous and abnormal psychologies. You’ll complete this program with an introductory knowledge to the science behind psychology and an understanding of its applications.In this program you will learn about human behaviour and specialise in different areas of the Health Sciences through electives. You’ll have the opportunity to work as a research assistant and choose to continue your studies which may result in registration as a psychologist or completing a PhD.


Total units: 288

Standard entry requirements

Have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.


The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council has accredited the Bachelor of Social Science - Psychology as a three-year undergraduate sequence in psychology. Following successful completion of an accredited honours year plus either further accredited postgraduate study or supervision following the guidelines of the Psychologists Registration Board in their state or territory, graduates may be eligible for registration as a psychologist in that state or territory.

Study pathways

An Honours program and the Master in Clinical Psychology are available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UniSC Moreton Bay
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 3 years
UniSC Sunshine Coast
  • ATAR: 55
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This program offers students the option to enjoy all the benefits of a full-time on campus degree while being able to attend all required classes on campus on just 2 days per week. The University of the Sunshine Coast offers a Regional Preference Scheme for eligible applicants who reside or attend school in one of the following regional council areas: Sunshine Coast Regional Council; Noosa Council; Gympie Regional Council; Moreton Bay Regional Council; Somerset Regional Council; Fraser Coast Regional Council; South Burnett Regional Council. For eligible applicants an additional OP score of one or two selection ranks is granted.

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