Bachelor of Psychological Science

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

The first year of this program consists of a core of introductory subjects in psychology, anthropology, and sociology. At levels two, three and four, students complete advanced subjects in psychology including: social psychology; lifespan development; brain and behaviour; learning, cognition and memory; psychological assessment and statistical and research methods.


  • 72 credit points. Optional areas of study include: clinical psychology
  • personality
  • counselling
  • health psychology
  • environmental psychology
  • cross-cultural psychology
  • behaviour in organisations
  • perception and cognitive neuroscience.


  • Psychological science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C).


Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Study pathways

Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete an accredited fourth year honours or graduate diploma course plus two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) with one further year of supervised practice. Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville International: $104,880 Yes
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6

Further information

International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest scholarships and education news
You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation