Course summary

The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the first three years (full-time or part-time equivalent) of study and training required to prepare graduates for employment as psychologists in professional practice and in research careers. The course focuses on providing a thorough knowledge of the theoretical basis of psychological science and prepares students to conduct an independent research project.

Upon completion of the degree, eligible students may undertake a fourth year of study by enrolling in the accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours. Applicants with a completed bachelor degree in an area other than psychology can complete an accelerated, two year pathway. This is recommended to students wishing to gain entry into the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours. Refer to course structure. 

The course strikes a balance between research, theory and application to provide relevant skills which are highly sought after by employers in the public and private sectors. Relevant Indigenous material is integrated into the curriculum to ensure graduates have a strong capacity for action in a regional and rural context.



3.5 years minimum for students commencing in Session 3. 

Coffs Harbour1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3


Coffs Harbour1, 2


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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'