What will I learn?

ACU’s undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills, including:

  • critical analysis and rational thinking;
  • ethical decision making;
  • scientific thinking and research capabilities;
  • measurement and analysis of data;
  • problem solving skills;
  • written and verbal communication;
  • interpersonal skills, including foundational counselling skills; and
  • lifelong learning skills.

This learning helps to prepare all students for optional further postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates recognised by their skills to think systematically and critically, gather and evaluate evidence from many and diverse sources, communicate clearly, and apply ethical principles to decision making for variety of professional and industries.

The program offers the choice of more than 20 majors and minors in the humanities, social sciences and visual and performing arts to encourage students to design their own academic program that reflects their intellectual interests and career aspirations.

Our graduates will make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborators in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Career paths

  • Counselling
  • Child welfare and development
  • Community work
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human resources
  • Marketing and Market research
  • Fourth year study in psychology to pursue a career in psychology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

098379K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,624.00 (US$ 16,426) per year
AUD $94,496 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,953
Start date

15 February 2021

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,624.00 (US$ 16,426) per year
AUD $94,496 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,953
Start date

15 February 2021

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards); OR Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 54 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Equivalent to Australian High School completion

IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 7.0 in all tests).

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score of 185; Individual score of 185 in all tests.

Application deadlines: Semester One - 11 February; Applications for Semester two entry will open in January.

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