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Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

At a Glance

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.

Program Description

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 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.

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) **

Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Intake Dates March; July; November
Mode of Study On-Campus; Distance
Domestic Availability  BundabergRockhamptonDistance Education 
Prerequisites English (4,SA)
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,,


Changes are expected to this program. Please contact us for more information.

Why Study Psychology and Social Work at CQUniversity

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.

Industry relevant
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.

Life-ling 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 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Program Structure

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.

Course 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.

Residential School and Study Requirements

If you choose to study by distance education you will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some courses.

Professional Recognition

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.