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If you have completed a degree in another field and wish to pursue a career in psychology the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) offered at CQUniversity Australia may be for you. 


The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) offered at CQUniversity Australia equips you with a range of theoretical perspectives and is designed to enhance your knowledge in the discipline of psychology.

In order to be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist you are required to complete a four year psychology degree or equivalent. The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) allows you to complete the equivalent of the first three years of this requirement.

If you have completed a degree in another field you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning, in which case you will only be required to complete a number of core psychology units – shortening the time it will take you to complete this unit.

During your education and training you will have the opportunity to enhance your research skills and focus on the various methodologies and statistical techniques adopted by researchers already within the profession.

At CQUniversity our staff provide you with a high quality learning experience through the use of innovative and technologically advanced teaching strategies.

Why study at CQUniversity

Our psychology courses provide a solid base for a range of career options and assist in developing your critical-thinking skills, oral and written communication techniques, research ability and capacity for further independent study.

Industry relevant

Our courses and units are regularly updated to ensure they stay current and aligned with latest industry practices. Benefit from supportive teaching professionals who offer industry-relevant, real-world experience.

Life-long learning

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.


Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. Choose from a number of elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.

Postgraduate and research

CQUniversity offers a number of psychology related postgraduate and research courses.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) prepares you for further study, such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychology or Bachelor of Arts (Honours), should you wish to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. Further study or industry supervision must be completed in order to become a registered psychologist.

Without further study you may choose a career path that requires a sound understanding of human behavior such as:

  • human resource management
  • rehabilitation
  • business management
  • teaching
  • school guidance counselling
  • scientific research
  • public health
  • defence
  • special education.


This course is nationally accredited by APAC as a three year undergraduate course in psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

    You are required to complete the following compulsory units:

    » Psychology Research Project A
      » Advanced Data Analysis
        » Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology
          » Psychology Research Project B
            » Professional Practice of Cognitive Therapies
              » Advanced Psychological Assessment

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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              • Minimum required score:


                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              • A completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or equivalent.
              • CRICOS: 083579C

              Getting a Student Visa

              This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                29040 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 87103 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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