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Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

If you have completed a degree in another field and wish to pursue a career in psychology the Science (Psychology) program from CQUniversity Australia may be for you. The course allows you to transition into further study or gain employment in a range of fields.

The aim of this course is to give you 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). You will acquire an understanding of the underlying principles, theories and concepts within the discipline.

In addition, you 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 you to explore applied and professional uses of psychology. In addition, you will be introduced to psychological theory, research, and applied and professional uses of psychology in an ethical and culturally responsive context.

Upon completion of this Science (Psychology) program from CQUniversity Australia, you will have a highly marketable qualification. 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.

Graduating with this qualification, however, will not allow you to call yourself a ‘psychologist’. This requires further study involving an honours course (4th year of study) and then an accredited Psychology Board of Australia pathway.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: March / July / November
Tuition Fee: AUD 31 680 per year
Location: Bundaberg*, Online

* Variation to term availability, check Handbook for more details.

Career Opportunities

You may choose a career path that requires a sound understanding of human behaviour such as:

  • human resource management
  • rehabilitation
  • business management
  • teaching
  • school guidance counselling
  • scientific research
  • public health
  • defence
  • special education.

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WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK AT CQUNIVERSITY

Our psychology courses provide a solid base for a range of career options and assist in developing your critical-thinking skills, oral and written communication techniques, research ability and capacity for further independent study.

Industry relevant
Our courses and units are regularly updated to ensure they stay current and aligned with latest industry practices. Benefit from supportive teaching professionals who offer industry-relevant, real-world experience.

Life-long learning
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Flexibility
Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. Choose from a number of elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.

Postgraduate and research
CQUniversity offers a number of psychology related postgraduate and research courses.

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