Bachelor of Psychological Science

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

The Bachelor of Psychological Sciences is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and explores a range of subjects on human thought and behaviour including developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, abnormal psychology and personality.Throughout your studies, you’ll develop a solid foundation to equip you with the communication, research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to meet the high demand for graduates in psychology. You will also broaden your knowledge with elective subjects throughout first, second and third year.As a graduate, you may work in community welfare and case management, business and industry, youth and family support, the criminal justice system, marketing or research.


This course consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 15 core units, as well as eight elective units.


  • Abnormal psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Current issues in psychology
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Introduction to research methods in psychology
  • Lifespan developmental psychology
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Personality
  • Psychological testing and assessment
  • Social psychology
  • Statistical methods

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12)Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.Guaranteed ATARThis course has a guaranteed ATAR.If you meet the course pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.This is not a minimum ATAR or the lowest ATAR selection rank.Subject AdjustmentsA study score of 35 in any Humanities, Literature, Media, Philosophy or Psychology equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.Entry requirements (non year 12)Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training studyThis course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceMinimum requirementsApplicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this course. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway such as Federation Access Studies (FAST).


The degree is recognised as an accredited undergraduate course by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Graduates of this course can proceed to an accredited fourth year program, a Graduate Diploma or Honours in Psychology. After an appropriate fourth year program and either two years postgraduate study or two years of supervised practice, students may apply for registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $83,460 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $79,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $83,460 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

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