B.Sc. On Campus Online

Social Science (Psychology)

36 months
26368 AUD/year
7496 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Charles Sturt University offers fascinating insights into human nature relevant to every community, career and workplace. A popular field of study focusing on human behaviour and wellbeing, psychology offers interventions and strategies to help solve people's social and behavioural problems and enhance their welfare.  


The three-year Social Science (Psychology) program from Charles Sturt University may be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Psychology, or you can graduate ready to work in one of the many fields where psychological knowledge is highly valued.

Benefit from Charles Sturt University's smaller classes, personalised learning and dedicated lecturers who are leaders in their field. You can choose to study on campus at Bathurst or Port Macquarie. Alternatively, you can study online, with live and recorded lectures and flexible schedules so you can fit your learning around your other commitments. Subject to approval, you may receive credit for prior study and graduate sooner. When you study with Charles Sturt University you may also apply to complete some subjects at an international university. 

When you study a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) at Charles Sturt University you'll gain knowledge in cognition, developmental and social psychology, psychological testing, biopsychology, psychopathology, personality, learning theory and research methodology.

A broad choice of electives is available, including the Psychology of Crime, Health Psychology, Psychology of Substance Abuse, Psychology and the Legal System, and Psychology of Stress and Trauma. In addition to the compulsory psychology subjects, you will also complete subjects in sociology and a minor to enhance your study experience. Minors are available in a range of related disciplines, including business, history and politics, health and biology, and justice studies.

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) may also be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Psychology for students who do not meet the initial entry requirements for the Bachelor of Psychology, as the ATAR (or equivalent) for entry is lower. Students in the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) who meet certain eligibility criteria at the end of the third year will be able to transfer to the Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.

Career opportunities 

Put your Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) to work straight away or complete further study to increase your qualifications.

  • Provide counselling services through social welfare positions in education or correction facilities.
  • Work with large and small companies or consulting firms to provide human resource support or conduct market research to help develop and sell new products. Or use your skills to  shape social policy through research and analysis.
  • You could also choose to study towards provisional registration as a psychologist or opt for postgraduate studies in a specialist area that appeals to your interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychological Testing 
  • Biopsychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Personality 
  • Cognition
  • Psychology of Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 011994F (Port Macquarie) 

  • A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors), OR
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects in any discipline area, OR
  • A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate IV or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent, OR
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University, or equivalent, OR
  • Partial completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma, of at least 50% from a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26368 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26368 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7496 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7496 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Online International: $25,360 

Living costs for Bathurst

1260 - 2250 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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