ACU English Language Centres

Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Arts

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Psychological science explores how the mind works and why people behave the way they do. Our arts students learn to gather and evaluate evidence, think critically, and apply ethical principles in decision-making. Combine these degrees and you will be well equipped to help people address issues and challenges in their lives.Our graduates 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.

Structure

320 credit points. Students will complete 100 hours community engagement when they undertake the unit PSYC310 Psychological Services Experience during the third year of their course.

Subjects

  • Arts
  • Epistemology and hermeneutics
  • Ethics and applied ethics
  • History of philosophy
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Psychology
  • Social and political philosophy

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:New South Wales Assumed Knowledge: For study in Mathematics: Mathematics (Band 3) (other than Mathematics General 2)Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.Assumed Knowledge: For study in Mathematics: Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. Please note that after completion of an APAC accredited undergraduate degree, a further minimum of three years education and training in psychology are required to register as a psychologist in Australia.

Study pathways

High-achieving graduates from this program may be eligible to apply for fourth year studies in Psychology (Honours degree in Psychological Science or Graduate Diploma in Psychology).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $97,344 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $97,344 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Career paths for this course - 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.

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