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Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Understand success. Lead a progressive career in psychology
Duration
3 Years Full Time
Bachelor
CRICOS Code: 071878B
Australian Qualification Framework: 7
Available at
ACAP Sydney, ACAP Brisbane, ACAP Melbourne, ACAP Perth
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Be intrigued by the human mind

Overview

You’re intrigued by the human mind, and how our immediate environment affects our thinking and actions. Our Bachelor of Psychological Science gives you deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, with an understanding of the connection between an individual, society and culture.

This could be the first step on the path to training and registering as a psychologist in Australia or another career where understanding human behaviour is beneficial. You also have the option to complete a major stream in Criminology or Social Welfare.

This course is conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

This course has been accredited by TEQSA.

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What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Psychological Science.

EXPLORE WITH AN APPLIED FOCUS:

Evidence based approaches
Professional Issues and Applications
Research Methodology
Biology, learning and cognition
The individual, society and culture
Learning and memory
Life span development
Social psychology
Psychopathology
Psychological measurement and assessment
Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
Personality and individual differences (elective)
Behavioural neuroscience (elective)
Psychology of sex and intimate relationships (elective)

Course structure

Additional majors

This course is made up of 13 core psychology units and 11 elective units.

(6 electives must be non-psychology electives)

Pathways for future study

Completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the necessary qualification for further study at fourth year level in psychology.

At ACAP the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) provides a 4th year of accredited study. Entry to fourth year is competitive and also requires at least a credit average in 2nd and 3rd year units as well as a credit or higher in the majority of psychology units.

Completion of a four year sequence enables a student to be provisionally registered as a Psychologist in Australia and New Zealand for the purpose of working towards general registration.

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I’ve always been interested in human behaviour, personality differences and the abnormal psychology topics we hear about in popular culture. I began my study at a mainstream university, but their timetable didn’t support my part-time requirements. ACAP’s blended learning was perfect so I could manage content at my own pace. I also wouldn’t have been comfortable asking those ‘stupid questions’ in a massive lecture theatre. ACAP’s smaller classes gave me all the confidence I needed. Neil, Bachelor of Psychological Science
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Personalisation makes the course and enhances learning. As a result I’ve done so much better at ACAP – both personally and academically. The lecturers are relatable, honest and supportive of leading you in the right direction. Michelle, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

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Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us
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