Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPSYS)

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Program Description

Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPSYS)

Students complete 24 units across core units and a choice of specialist units in psychology; two common units and other electives from across the University. The two first-year core units provide an introduction to a variety of areas within the field of psychology including its history and philosophy, and the importance of empirical methods.

In first year, students are introduced to a range of areas in psychology, while in second and third year core and specialist electives provide more in-depth study of key areas such as research methods, abnormal psychology, social-cultural psychology, learning and motivation, cognitive psychology, the biological bases of behaviour, introduction to forensic psychology and counselling.

Second and third-year core and specialist electives also cover major themes in foundational knowledge and contemporary issues in psychology as well as specialist areas (eg, health psychology, alcohol and other drugs, forensic psychology, neuroscience, counseling, behavioral therapies, etc).

Admission Requirements

The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission to Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students. If you are interested in applying for a higher education coursework undergraduate or postgraduate course, check the following information about applying to Charles Darwin University.

English Language Requirements for International Students

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Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and prepares students for entry into an Honours year in psychology. Upon completion of Honours students can undertake further professional coursework in a Masters of Professional Doctorate or supervised training for subsequent registration as a psychologist.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course may seek career opportunities in counseling, forensics, sports or rehabilitation in community, educational or organizational settings as well as work in consumer research, advertising, and marketing fields.

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More than 120 years ago, Banjo Paterson described the Northern Territory as a “vast wild land, full of huge possibilities”.And he was right.So how did a relatively small population, spread sparsely ac ... Read More

More than 120 years ago, Banjo Paterson described the Northern Territory as a “vast wild land, full of huge possibilities”.And he was right.So how did a relatively small population, spread sparsely across an area, one–fifth the land mass of Australia, with little educational resources to speak of, turn those possibilities into a reality?By creating a study environment where the freedom exists for people to evolve their lives.Today this environment is captured at Charles Darwin University (CDU). Read less
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