Bachelor of Psychological Science
Australian College of Applied Psychology
ACAP's Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the first step on the path to training and registering as a psychologist in Australia. The Bachelor of Psychological Science is offered at our Sydney and Melbourne campuses, and by Online Delivery.
ACAP offers Psychology courses from Bachelor through to Masters Level - the full 6 year study sequence. This course provides a pathway to postgraduate studies in psychology as well as related fields.
This course is accredited without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), the body that set the standards for psychology education in Australia.
Bachelor of Psychological Science students has the option to complete a major stream in Criminology or Social Welfare.
The Criminology major stream is available on-campus in Melbourne and online. The Social Welfare major stream is available on-campus in Sydney only.
What will I learn?
Areas of study include:
Biology, learning and cognition
The individual, society and culture
Learning and memory
Life span development
Psychological measurement and assessment
Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
Personality and individual differences (elective)
Behavioral neuroscience (elective)
Contemporary psychological issues (elective)
Psychology of sex and intimate relationships (elective)
The Psychology Study Sequence
It takes 6 years to become eligible to be registered as a psychologist in Australia. The 6 years can be made up of:
6 years of accredited study
5 years of accredited study and 1 year of supervised practice
4 years of accredited study and 2 years of supervised practice
Further Study Pathways
As a graduate of this course, depending on your results, you may be eligible to enter fourth year psychology programs such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, or graduate-entry degrees in areas such as health sciences, community services, business and accounting or policy.
A Career in Psychology
Psychology graduates build careers in areas where knowledge of psychology and well developed research and writing skills are valued, such as health and social welfare, social policy and research, market research, human services, disability and ageing, mental health services, juvenile justice, immigration and refugee support services. Some graduates continue their study in psychology with the aim of becoming registered psychologists and others undertake further specialist study for careers in diverse areas such as allied health, teaching, and business.
- Start date 28-MAY-2018,17-SEP-2018
- Duration 3 years
- International Cost AUD $20344 per year
- Qualification Bachelor degree
- Study mode Full time