Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
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Course outline

Designed for students with an existing bachelor degree, the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) allows students to transition into further study or gain employment in a range of fields. This course is universally acknowledged as an indication of competence and achievement in understanding human thought and behaviour that can be applied in a variety of people-oriented vocations. The aim of this course is to give students a comprehensive overview of the scientific discipline of psychology and its applications. The course is delivered in accordance with the foundational (level one) competencies for three-year undergraduate psychology programs as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Students will acquire an understanding of the underlying principles, theories and concepts within the discipline. In addition, students will develop knowledge of the range of core research areas that make up the discipline, and an understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques used by researchers for information gathering and analysis. There will be opportunities for students to explore applied and professional uses of psychology. In addition, students will be introduced to psychological theory, research, and applied and professional uses of psychology in an ethical and culturally responsive context. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Science (Psychology)


Depending on units selected, students may be required to attend on-campus residential schools.

Other requirements

Students must submit an application for credit transfer prior to enrolling in units. For guaranteed assessment of credit transfer, applicants must apply four weeks prior to the commencement of term.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Prior study

Additional entry requirements

A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent 3 year Bachelor degree.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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Career opportunities

Career opportunities may include roles in human resource management, rehabilitation, school guidance counselling, scientific research, public health, defence, special education. To become registered as a psychologist, further study will be required.

Course Code
Start Date

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CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Course Duration

3 years External or 6 years External