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Bachelor of Psychological Science

An exploration of the workings of the human mind is not just fascinating – it is key to understanding what motivates us and how we act, learn and relate to others.

The Southern Cross University Bachelor of Psychological Science takes students on a journey through the brain to dissect behaviour and cognition, and equip you with a grounding in psychological principles and theory.

You will develop strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as proficiency in research and statistics, to ensure you are able to apply scientific approaches in professional settings.

Graduates will have opportunities for a career in a broad range of fields concerned with human behaviour including human services and social sciences, or continue with further study towards registration as a clinical psychologist.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 3007244
  • Course abbreviation: BPsychSc
  • Credit points: 288
  • Equivalent units: 24

Duration & Fees

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 68

OP

  • Indicative OP: 13

International

General

  • Course code: 3007244
  • Course abbreviation: BPsychSc
  • Credit points: 288
  • Equivalent units: 24

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • Coffs Harbour - $28,000 ($3,500 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Coffs Harbour 071464B

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

This is a pathway to the Honours year for eligible students and to further training for registration as a psychologist.

Psychologists are employed in health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies such as the CSIRO, and in education.

Private industry is also a large employer of those with psychology degrees who receive further specialised training for work in management, human resources and corporate consultancy services.

Professional Recognition

The course has Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation for entrance into postgraduate training.

Major Areas of Study

The course aims to equip students with analytical skills in solving human, organisational and community-wide problems; competency in the design of research and interpretation of research findings; and a comprehensive understanding of statistical methods.

The structure moves from basic theory to application, with a strong emphasis on acquisition of an understanding of the scientific principles leading to effective professional practice. Some second and third year units involve applied skills (e.g. personal reflection, demonstration of testing methods and other assessment techniques and methods for facilitating behaviour change) while others emphasise areas in experimental psychology, statistics and research methods.

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit and may include written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, video or audio presentations, and written examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. All of the core units are taught in converged delivery mode, and are available to online students. 

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes yes
ONLINE yes yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes yes
ONLINE yes yes yes
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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