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Bachelor of Science in Psychology - 780AA

Course Code: 780AA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
CRICOS Code: 054172M
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Understand the motivations behind people’s actions

Are you interested in the intricacies of the human mind and human behaviour? Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology focuses on the science of human behaviour, thoughts and feelings and prepares you to be a valuable employee in a wide range of fields. You will focus on scientific methods and investigate many different theoretical perspectives to answer questions on how humans and animals adapt to their environment.

Study a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UC and you will:

  • focus on applied psychology and research
  • be introduced to the latest theory, practice, and research in a diverse range of areas of psychology including developmental, physiological, social and cognitive
  • gain transferable skills that are highly sought after by a diverse range of employers including critical analysis, communication, problem solving, teamwork, and research
  • be able to choose elective units in exercise psychology, health psychology, and forensic psychology.

Career opportunities

  • Psychologist (subject to further study)
  • Human resources
  • Policy and research
  • Health and welfare
  • Public Relations
  • Media
  • Marketing and advertising.

Course specific information

Our course is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). You will be required to undertake further study professional accreditation to become a psychologist. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology makes you eligible to enrol in the Master of Clinical Psychology. 

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge is assumed for this course.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge and understanding of the core topics in the discipline of Psychology, as required by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Analysis and Enquiry
Knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of the discipline of Psychology. Knowledge of the research methods used by psychologists and ability to apply these methods to design and conduct studies, analyse and interpret results and write research reports. Analysis and Enquiry
Problem solving
Communication
Ability to apply knowledge of the scientific method in a critical way to problems related to behaviour and mental processes, and the ability to distinguish scientific from other forms of evidence. Analysis and Enquiry
Problem solving
Understanding and application of values, research and professional ethics in psychological research and other professional contexts. Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others
Ability to write a research report using APA conventions. Ability to effectively communicate orally in a variety of formats. Communication
Working independently and with others
Ability to apply knowledge of psychology to a wide variety of areas. Capacity for ongoing independent learning, to sustain personal and professional development. Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eighteen semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

833AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Laws; 156JA Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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