Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove

Course outline

Gain a career advantage by developing your understanding of human behaviour. This course will prepare you with essential knowledge, practical skills, digital capabilities, and ethical and cultural sensitivity for working in a range of contemporary settings. It is also the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist or as a researcher.

Build your own degree based on your interests and career aspirations. The flexible structure of this course allows you to select from a wide range of elective units. You can focus your learning on specific interests and emerging areas of employment. Choose from specialised areas of psychology, including social and organisational psychology, alcohol and drug studies, forensic psychology, group and family therapy, the psychology of trauma, and community psychology.

You will also have the option to study a minor, selecting elective units from psychology or from other study areas in the university, such as science, criminology, creative industries and business. These elective units may be combined to form a minor in Counselling Practice and Skills.

Behavioural science is also offered within a range of double degree options. Choose to combine your study of human behaviour with business, law, justice, social work, or nursing to gain a competitive edge in the workplace.

Registration as a psychologist requires further study.

This course is covered by the QUT Offer Guarantee and Year 12 Early Offer Scheme.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) at QUT.

Admissions Criteria

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


Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
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Lowest Rank to receive an offer

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Career opportunities

Human resources, market research, organisational development, policing, health and human services, counselling.


During study, students can become a student member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8970 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences, Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time