Bachelor of Psychological Science

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Psychology is a fascinating area of study that offers unique insight into human behaviour and why people think and behave in certain ways. The Bachelor of Psychological Science is ideal for students who are creative but enjoy facts and figures, and who wish to develop superior problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills relevant to a wide range of careers. The Bachelor of Psychological Science delivers a comprehensive foundation in psychology as well as providing a choice of more than 35 majors and electives from various disciplines across the University. Innovative teaching methods and small class sizes provide ample opportunities for students to develop strong connections with their classmates and to learn from lecturers who are leaders in their field. Graduates from the Bachelor of Psychological Science are well suited to a range of exciting careers in a variety of jobs and sectors, and have the option of engaging in further study to become a qualified psychologist.


The Bachelor of Psychological Science is a flexible degree with a variety of elective courses available. Students can choose their courses based on general interest or to broaden their major. In the first year, students are able to choose five elective courses from areas such as arts, health and medical sciences, sciences, computer science and commerce, alongside the three core psychology courses. At the beginning of second year, students either select a second major or continue to choose from a wide variety of electives alongside four core psychology courses. In the third year, students complete four core psychology courses, including a compulsory research methodology course. The other four courses can be selected from psychology courses or electives. For students who chose to undertake a second major, the electives in third year will consist of second major courses.


  • Addiction Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • European Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Human Neuroscience
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Microbiology
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Population Health
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies

Standard entry requirements

Students must not have completed more than 2 years full-time equivalent university study (48 units). Selection via ATAR. ATAR: 65.05, IB: 24, Adelaide Approved Score: 80. For more information, visit:


This program has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Graduates who have completed this program will be eligible to apply for an honours year, followed by a two-year postgraduate qualification. This sequence of study will lead to professional registration as a psychologist.

Study pathways

Honours available. A graduate entry pathway into the Bachelor of Psychological Science is also available for applicants who have a completed an undergraduate degree that does not include psychology or does not include psychology beyond Level I.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $117,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
North Terrace International: $117,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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