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Start your accredited pathway to becoming a Psychologist

The human mind is complex, and in an effort to understand it both scientific and ethical knowledge is paramount. By studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Bond, graduates become equipped with a scientific grounding and an awareness of the theoretical paradigms of Psychology. Students can choose further studies in accordance to accreditation guidelines or apply their broad knowledge to a wide range of career paths.

Start the first chapter of your Psychology career 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 like-minded students who embrace the important of knowledge-sharing.

Combined Degree Options

Key features

  • 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

About the program

The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with a scientific understanding of normal psychological processes such as perception, 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 perception, 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

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2018
  • January 2019
  • May 2019
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaSocial Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeHS-20035
CRICOS code062655C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

This degree qualifies students for employment in professional areas such as counselling and various functions associated with human resources. It is also the building block for further studies where you are able to pursue careers in the professional practice of psychology including clinical, organisational or forensic psychology, counselling, clinical neuropsychology, health and community psychology, research, and other specialist areas.

View the Bachelor of Psychological Science - Program Structure and Sequencing

The Bachelor of Psychological Science comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Compulsory subjects (15)

Psychology electives (1)

Students must choose one (1) of the following subjects:

Electives (5)

Students must choose five (5) elective subjects of which at least three (3) must come from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

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 total program fees for the Bachelor of Psychological Science are:

  • $101,928
  • $102,960

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 if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

The following table provides comparative information for those domestic students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2018.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP2/ATAR 9797
Median rank to receive an offerOP11/ATAR 7576
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP16/ATAR 6065

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 2018.

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

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Professional recognition

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.  Students can progress to further accredited study with the applicable grade point average

 

Student guide

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.

Beyond Graduation

Enquire about the Bachelor of Psychological Science