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
- 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
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science comprises 24 subjects, as follows:
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3)
Compulsory subjects (15)
- Statistics and Data Analysis 1 (PSYC11-105)
- Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality (PSYC11-100)
- Introduction to Psychology: Learning & Social (PSYC11-101)
- Statistics and Data Analysis 2 (PSYC12-200)
- Sensation and Perception (PSYC12-210)
- Biological Psychology (PSYC12-214)
- Learning and Behaviour (PSYC12-250)
- Developmental Psychology (PSYC12-315)
- Social Psychology (PSYC12-325)
- Statistics and Data Analysis 3 (PSYC13-345)
- Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC13-305)
- Cognitive Psychology (PSYC13-301)
- Personality and Individual Differences (PSYC13-302)
- Psychopathology (PSYC13-312)
- Motivation and Emotion (PSYC13-316)
Psychology electives (1)
Students must choose one (1) of the following subjects:
- Love, Sex and Relationships (PSYC11-116)
- Psychology at Work (PSYC12-211)
- Introduction to Counselling Psychology (PSYC13-306)
- Drugs and Behaviour (PSYC13-308)
- Introduction to Forensic Psychology (PSYC13-339)
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.
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 total program fees for the Bachelor of Psychological Science are:
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.
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 rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP2/ATAR 97||97|
|Median rank to receive an offer||OP11/ATAR 75||76|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP16/ATAR 60||65|
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
How to apply
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
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.
Where are our alumni now?
Mikayla Hudson's biggest passion is learning the science behind what makes people tick. The Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate has always been interested in the workings of the human mind, and as an Aboriginal Secondary Education Transition Officer (ASETO) she gets to put her theory into practice each day. Show more
Mikayla Hudson's biggest passion is learning the science behind what makes people tick. The Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate has always been interested in the workings of the human mind, and as an Aboriginal Secondary Education Transition Officer (ASETO) she gets to put her theory into practice each day.
After graduating from Bond, Mikayla returned to her home town of Port Augusta in South Australia to work in the ASETO support role with Indigenous students at a local high school. Her day-to-day work involves spending time with students during lessons and liaising with families and other school stakeholders regarding their progress.
"I often spend lessons in class with Aboriginal students, tutoring them, and other times I'll be in the education office taking calls from families," says Mikayla, "It's basically about working with students and their families to help give them the best education possible."