Start your accredited pathway to becoming a Psychologist in Australia
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
Scientific and ethical knowledge are the fundamentals of Psychology in Australia. By studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Bond University, graduates become equipped with a scientific grounding and an awareness of the theoretical paradigms of Psychology. Students can choose further studies set by the Australian accreditation guidelines or apply their broad knowledge to a wide range of career paths.
Start the first chapter of your Psychology career in Australia and graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.
Learn from internationally recognised and endorsed academics
At Bond, students are taught by internationally recognised and endorsed academics with expertise across a variety of research interests. Students are provided networking opportunities through the Bond Psychological Society – a student body comprised of likeminded students who embrace the important of knowledge-sharing.
Combined Degree Options
- Gain practical application of research through dedicated Cognitive Research Labs
- Enjoy learning in small class sizes and opportunities to network through a dedicated student society
- Learn from internationally recognised academics and start to build the necessary skills to progress to full registration as a Psychologist in Australia
About the program
The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with a scientific understanding of normal psychological processes such as memory, learning, motivation, psychobiology, personality, emotion, developmental psychology and social relationships, as well as training in abnormal psychology. A basic understanding of these topics is acquired across the two introductory subjects before a greater depth of coverage is undertaken within the advanced second and third level subjects. Show more
The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with a scientific understanding of normal psychological processes such as memory, learning, motivation, psychobiology, personality, emotion, developmental psychology and social relationships, as well as training in abnormal psychology. A basic understanding of these topics is acquired across the two introductory subjects before a greater depth of coverage is undertaken within the advanced second and third level subjects. Students also participate in laboratory work and are introduced to the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics. To underpin the scientific nature of the discipline, students receive training in a range of data analytic techniques and research methods used by psychologists. The program is designed to equip graduates with the basic scientific grounding and theoretical understanding required for advanced level studies. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Psychological Science comprises 24 subjects, as follows:
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE 3)
Compulsory subjects (15)
- Foundations of Psychology: Biology & Personality (PSYC11-100)
- Foundations of Psychology: Development, Learning & Social (PSYC11-101)
- Statistics and Data Analysis 1 (PSYC11-105)
- Statistics and Data Analysis 2 (PSYC12-200)
- Biological Psychology (PSYC12-214)
- Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYCH12-225)
- Learning and Behaviour (PSYC12-250)
- Developmental Psychology (PSYC12-315)
- Social Psychology (PSYC12-325)
- Cognitive Psychology (PSYC13-301)
- Personality, Assessment & Individual Differences (PSYC13-302)
- Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC13-305)
- Psychopathology (PSYC13-312)
- Motivation and Emotion (PSYC13-316)
- Statistics and Data Analysis 3 (PSYC13-345)
Psychology electives (1)
Students must choose one (1) of the following subjects:
- Love, Sex and Relationships (PSYC11-116)
- Psychology at Work (PSYC12-211)
- Positive Well-Being (PSYC12-202)
- Counselling Psychology (PSYC13-306)
- Drugs and Behaviour (PSYC13-308)
- Forensic Psychology (PSYC13-339)
- Applied Psychology (PSYC13-317)
- Neuropsychology (PSYC13-408)
Students can choose 5 subjects (50CP) from the list of available subjects from across the University, provided they meet the subject requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a long period.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $21,040* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $126,240
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP||Min IB|
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
2021 Year 12 Entry
To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The Bachelor of Psychological Science opens the door to a wide range of rewarding careers where you can make a real difference in the lives of others: Careers based on helping people suffering from trauma, mental health issues and physical disabilities; or where you can predict and change behaviours or improve performance – on the sporting field, in the workplace and in dealing with everyday life.
With a strong emphasis on critical thinking, communication and analytical skills, undergraduate qualifications in Psychology can be applied to careers in private enterprise, government and community settings. Some of the many possibilities include:
- Education – counselling, behaviour management
- Business – change management, organisational Psychology
- Human resources and career guidance
- Policy making
- Criminal investigations and profiling
- Sport and exercise – sports Psychology, athlete performance
- Rehabilitation – counselling
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Community action
- Marketing / Advertising / Communications
- NDIS services including mental health support
Once fully registered as a practicing Psychologist, graduates can specialise and be endorsed in nine areas of practice, namely:
- Clinical neuropsychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Community Psychology
- Counselling Psychology
- Educational and developmental Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Organisational Psychology
- Sport and exercise Psychology
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is the first step on the pathway to becoming a registered Psychologist. There are a couple of options available to continue the process:
- BPsychSc graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on Bond University’s 4-point scale for all second and third level Psychology subjects will be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours);
- BPsychSc graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on Bond University’s 4-point scale for all second and third level Psychology subjects will be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science;
- BPsychSc graduates who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging).
Bond University’s Bachelor of Psychological Sciences is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the equivalent of Years 1-3 on the pathway to becoming a registered Psychologist in Australia.
According to the annual Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Australian Government Department of Education, employer satisfaction with Bond graduates has been rated highest in Australia for three years in a row.
We believe this is due to Bond’s uniquely personalised approach to teaching, combined with the application of case-based learning that encourages the development of increased analytical reasoning, critical thinking and a range of broader employability skills.
Our Psychology program’s clear focus on practical skills and the extensive workplace experience opportunities on and off campus, combined with Bond’s employability initiatives such as the Career Development Centre, means that you will enter the workforce with the skills, experience and confidence to stand out.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science at Bond University is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the equivalent of three years’ university training in Psychology in Australia. Students can progress to further accredited study with the applicable grade point average.
The Undergraduate Studies in Psychology Student Guide is a valuable resource for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychological Science. The Guide contains important advice about the undergraduate programs of study including coursework information, program planners, research participation, staff information, career pathways, student resources, and administrative matters.
Log on to iLearn to access the Undergraduate Student Guide.
Meet our academics
To learn more about our Psychology Academics and their research interests, visit the Staff & Research Interests page.