"I have learned a lot about what psychology can be. I will take these lessons with me in whatever I decide to do."

Nadia Smith

Psychology (Honours)

Study Psychological Science

Our psychology students explore the fascinating field of the human mind at Southern Cross, where we're ranked 5-stars for teaching quality and student support in psychology (Good Universities Guide 2023). 

Whether your end goal is a career as a registered psychologist or to work in areas such as disability services, data, human resource management, business, education, health or sports, psychology is a fascinating and diverse field. 

Our degrees focus on providing a thorough understanding of the theoretical basis of psychological science, as well as the importance of research and evidence. We cover analytical skills in solving human, organisational and community-wide problems, along with core topics such as social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, abnormal psychology, and biological psychology. 

You can also combine more of your interests in a double or combined degree with either Law or Exercise Science.

And thanks to our unique Southern Cross Model of teaching and learning, you will study more cohesively, achieve your milestones faster, and have a clearer pathway to your future career.

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Why choose Psychological Sciences with Southern Cross?

5-star ratings

We’re rated 5-stars for student support and teaching quality (GUG 2023)

Academic pathway to become a qualified psychologist

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

Learn where and how you want

Study the Bachelor of Psychological Science at Southern Cross University fully online, or with a mix of on-campus and online units

Ranked in the top 4% globally

Southern Cross is ranked among the best in the world for Psychological Science (THE World University Rankings 2023 by subject: Psychology)

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Student life at SCU

Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your wellbeing.

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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

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T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

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T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

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