Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Commerce

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU's undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills, including: critical analysis and rational thinking; ethical decision making; scientific thinking and research capabilities; measurement and analysis of data; problem solving skills; written and verbal communication; interpersonal skills, including foundational counselling skills; and life-long learning skills. This learning prepares students for optional postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist. Therefore, the aims of ACU's Bachelor of Psychological Science are to: facilitate the development of knowledge, conceptual understandings, and skills that are relevant in a broad array of employment contexts; and provide an accredited 3 year sequence in psychology which enables graduates to pursue postgraduate study and training options in psychology and other related disciplines. Our graduates will make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborators in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations. The Bachelor of Commerce provides excellent grounding in many areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in your selected major; human resource management, management or marketing. Our graduates understand the ethical, social, political and economic contexts that guide decision-making. The Bachelor of Commerce will not only help you launch your business career but also prepare you for future managerial positions.

Course Fee:


International: $104,032

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

320 credit points. Students will undertake 100 hours community engagement when they undertake the unit PSYC310 Psychological Services Experience during the third year of their course.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychological practice: theories and techniques; Applications of psychology; Foundations of psychology; Managing people and organisations; Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society; Sustainable compensation and staffing; plus more

Study Pathways:

High-achieving graduates from this program may be eligible to apply for fourth year studies in Psychology (Honours degree in Psychological Science or Graduate Diploma in Psychology) or select from a range of postgraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Law and Business.

Further information:

Completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Commerce is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as: Counselling; Child welfare and development; Community work; Education; Health; Human resources; Marketing and Market research; Fourth year study in psychology to pursue a career in psychology; Business management; Policy administration; Business regulation; Advertising and marketing communication.

Recognition:

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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