Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Course Features

  • Price: AU$25 824
  • Level: Degree
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  • Awarded by: Central Queensland University

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) equips you with a range of theoretical perspectives and is designed to enhance your knowledge in the discipline of psychology.

In order to be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist you are required to complete a four year psychology degree or equivalent. The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) allows you to complete the equivalent of the first three years of this requirement.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science(Psychology) will be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

If you have completed a degree in another field you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, in which case you will only be required to complete a number of core psychology units – shortening the time it will take you to complete this unit.

During your education and training you will have the opportunity to enhance your research skills and focus on the various methodologies and statistical techniques adopted by researchers already within the profession.

At CQUniversity our staff provide you with a high quality learning experience through the use of innovative and technologically advanced teaching strategies.


Our psychology courses provide a solid base for a range of career options and assist in developing your critical-thinking skills, oral and written communication techniques, research ability and capacity for further independent study.

Industry relevant
Our courses and units are regularly updated to ensure they stay current and aligned with latest industry practices. Benefit from supportive teaching professionals who offer industry-relevant, real-world experience.

Life-long learning
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. Choose from a number of elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.

Postgraduate and research
CQUniversity offers a number of psychology related postgraduate and research courses.


Completion of the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) prepares you for further study, such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychology or Bachelor of Arts (Honours), should you wish to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. Further study or industry supervision must be completed in order to become a registered psychologist.

Without further study you may choose a career path that requires a sound understanding of human behavior such as:

  • human resource management
  • rehabilitation
  • business management
  • teaching
  • school guidance counselling
  • scientific research
  • public health
  • defence
  • special education.


The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) is nationally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, as a three year undergraduate course in psychology, and has conditional registration with the Psychologists’ Board of Queensland.

Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent

Intakes & Course Duration

Intakes: March, July, November

Course Duration: 3 years

Study Campus/ University
  • Central Queensland University

    Central Queensland University is an Australian dual sector university based in Queensland. Its main campus is in Norman Gardens in Rockhampton.