Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

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Career Outcomes

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.

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Psychology 101
  • Psychology 102
  • Introduction to Psychological Research
  • Foundations of Professional Planning
  • Open Elective (x4)


  • Experimental Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Open Elective (x4)


  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Survey Research and Design in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Social Psychology
  • Learning
  • Open Elective (x2)

Course specific

Further study is required for professional accreditation to become a psychologist.

Our course is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology are eligible to apply for the Master of Clinical Psychology.


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

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