"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

Explore the fascinating field of the human mind at the University ranked No.1 in Australia by the Federal Government’s 2019 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) assessment. We're also ranked 5-stars for graduate salary and student support in psychology (Good Universities Guide 2022).

You can study to become a registered psychologist or you can work in other areas like disability services, data, human resource management, business, education, health or sports—you can get a job as a student counsellor or career advisor, a family therapist or a social worker.

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

If examining the criminal mind interests you, a double degree in Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws is also available.

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Why choose Psychological Sciences with Southern Cross?

5-star ratings

We're ranked 5-stars for graduate salary and student support in psychology (GUG 2022)

Be a qualified psychologist

Our Psychological Science course has Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accreditation for entrance into postgraduate study

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 5% globally

Southern Cross is ranked among the best in the world for Psychological Science (World University Rankings 2021 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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