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What will I learn?

Pursue your interests and maximise your employability with a joint degree in Business and Psychological Science. Learn business operations and decision-making skills alongside critical thinking and research methods.

What to expect

Cultivate a balance between academic theory and practical ability - valuable to employers both in psychology and business. Develop an in-depth understanding of how human psychology impacts business. Transfer your skills across industries or specialise in one area of expertise.

Study a curriculum designed by industry experts to ground your learning in contemporary research and real-world relevance. Take part in practical experiences through ground-breaking research and industry internships.

Prepare for an exciting and varied career. Graduates of JCU’s Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychological Science are prepared for a competitive workforce.


Honours is available in each discipline as additional 24 credit points of study.

Career Opportunities

JCU Business-Psychological Science graduates combine the skills and knowledge of two disciplines to pursue rewarding careers across a range of industries.

You could find employment in counselling roles in business, community, or government organisations. Different subject choices could see you working in human resource management, professional development, market research, and more.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business graduates will be able to:

Demonstrate essential knowledge necessary for a career in business related professions

Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making business decisions

Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

Critically evaluate data and resources in the context of relevant academic literature

Apply critical thinking to address issues in business

Convey information clearly and fluently, in high quality written form appropriate for their audience

Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences

Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

Apply technical skills, including numeracy, necessary for professional practice in business

Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice

Identify and act upon, learning opportunities and self-improvements

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science, graduates will be able to:

Integrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical developments, in the core areas of psychology

Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence bases in the core areas of psychology

Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to solve psychological questions with intellectual independence


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Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,280.00 (17,48,646) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,



4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,280.00 (17,48,646) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


James Cook University

Douglas campus,

1 James Cook Drive,



4814, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. IB Diploma - 24, 26, 30, 34. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course prerequisites: English, Desirable: Recommended: Maths B desirable

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 250 of universities in the world
  • Rated as “world-class or better” in 83% areas of research
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills