Bachelor of Social Science - Psychology

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) combines a broadly based program in the social sciences with an undergraduate sequence in psychology that is a foundation for anyone wishing to go on to further study to become a psychologist. Psychology is the field of inquiry that uses scientific techniques and methods to understand and explain behaviour and experience. As a profession, it involves the application of psychological knowledge to practical problems in human behaviour. The degree also equips students with the interdisciplinary and specialist skills and knowledge that a new graduate would need on entering the workforce or proceeding to advanced study. To allow for personal and occupational interests, students are able to choose electives in the social sciences sub-majors offered in this degree.


240 credit units. A minimum of 60 credit points of level 3 units must be successfully completed.


  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • UAC entry: A competitive ATAR
  • Or equivalent rank (using non-proximate indicators of success) for school leavers and non-recent school leavers. Online students: Prospective online students apply for admission to this course directly through WSU Online. A student's eligibility will be assessed according to the existing admission criteria.


This campus-based course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) on the basis that it meets all the APAC Accreditation Standards (June 2010) for a three year sequence of study in psychology. It is the University's intention to seek accreditation from APAC for the online delivery of this course.

Study pathways

Honours is available.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Liverpool City International: $78,720 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Parramatta International: $78,720 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Penrith International: $78,720 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

This course is also offered online.

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