If you have completed a degree in another field and wish to pursue a career in psychology the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) may be for you. The program allows you to transition into further study, enabling you to be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist.
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.
Upon completion, you will be eligible to apply to enter our Graduate Diploma of Psychology or Bachelor of Arts (Honours) to complete your fourth year of study.
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 courses – shortening the time it will take you to complete this program.
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.
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||March; July; November|
|Mode of Study||On-Campus; Distance|
|Domestic Availability||Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|Rank*||OP: 18 SR: 61 ATAR: 46.45|
|QTAC Code||BDG: 813591, ROK: 853591, Distance: 853595|
|UAC Code||Distance: 160191|
BDG - Bundaberg, ROK - Rockhampton
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au**
Changes are expected to this program. Please contact us for more information.
Our psychology programs provice a solid bsae for a range of career options and assist in developing your critical-thinking skils, oral and written communication techniques, research abaility and capacity for further independent study.
Our programs and courses 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.
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 distance education. Choose from a number of elective courses 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 programs.
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:
You are required to complete a total of 24 courses including 12 core psychology courses and 12 elective courses. If you have previously completed a Bachelor's degree, you will only be required to complete the 12 core psychology courses. Please contact us for more information.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
If you choose to study by distance education you will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some courses.
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) is nationally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, as a three year undergraduate program in psychology, and has conditional registration with the Psychologists' Board of Queensland.