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What will I learn?

Discover the science behind how and why people think, feel, and behave the way they do with the UC Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In this course, you will learn how to use science and evidence-based practice to understand human behaviour in a wide range of settings.

In only three years, you will learn the foundations of psychology and gain the knowledge, understanding and the contacts to go on to explore a range of career and study opportunities once you graduate

This course is especially advantageous to those studying double-degrees in law, business, and sport & exercise science – alternatively you can choose to do a secondary major in many areas, including counselling, health science, and sports.

UC also offers extensive Work Integrated Learning opportunities including placements in local, national and international organisations - if available.

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and opens opportunities for further study in psychology at honours and masters levels.

Study a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UC and you will:

be introduced to the latest theory, practice, and research in a diverse range of areas of psychology including developmental, physiological, social, and cognitive
focus on applied psychology and research
be able to choose elective units in sport and performance psychology, health psychology, and forensic psychology
gain transferable skills that are highly sought after by a diverse range of employers including critical analysis, communication, problem solving, teamwork, and research
graduate from a fully accredited course and be eligible for entry into professional postgraduate training courses in clinical and other areas of psychology

Career opportunities

A Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from UC opens many doors and can lead to a diverse range of study and career options in any of the following areas:

psychologist (subject to further studies)
human resources
policy and research
health and welfare
public relations
media
marketing and advertising
disability support
community health
counselling

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

054172M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,500.00 (16,97,198) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2023

More details

Start date

1 August 2022, 6 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification. Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

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

Pathways options

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students