Bachelor of Science - Psychology

Australian National University (ANU)

Find out what makes the human brain tick with the Bachelor of Science (Psychology). It provides students with a great base in six different areas of psychology: developmental, social, personality, methods, cognition and biological. In the later year courses, students will apply this knowledge and their skills in more specialised areas such as neuroscience, counselling, health and organisational (business) psychology. Once they have completed their third year, students can apply to undertake an Honours year and pursue further postgraduate study. This will allow them to practice as a clinical psychologist.

Course Fee:

International: $131,040

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or a completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; or at least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; or an approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken. ATAR: 80, QLD Band: 10, International Baccalaureate: 29


In this program students will study a total of 144 units. Typically students will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) and 8 courses per year (total of 48 units) as a full-time student. Students will complete 24 courses over the three years (total of 144 units). Out of 144 units, 96 units (16 courses) must be science courses including accredited psychology courses. The remaining 48 units (8 courses) can be from science or non-science courses. See for more information.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

The BSc (Psych) is an ideal preparation for fourth year (Honours) and for further graduate study in psychology. It offers a firm scientific grounding in the discipline, which is the essential basis for both professional training (e.g. Graduate Diploma; Masters or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) and advanced research work (MPhil; PhD). Credit will be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Further information:

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double in any of the three groups Arts, Business, Social Sciences, and Science or Engineering and Advanced Computing or Law. For more information please view:


Honours graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Counsellor, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 70.4 Yes Part time 6 years
Canberra 70.4 Yes Full time 3 years
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The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

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