Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) is for students who want to complete a comprehensive range of psychology topics in their studies. The degree begins with a general overview of six different areas of psychology (developmental, social, personality, methods, cognition and biological) with later year courses applying this knowledge and skills in more specialised areas such as neuroscience, counselling, health and organisational (business) psychology.

You will be exposed to topics as varied as how groups interact; vision and how it can be tricked to see what’s not really there; how the brain develops as a baby and how it changes as you get older; how impulses are carried from brain to muscle; and how things go wrong in abnormal psychology.

ANU is the best university in Australia1. The small class sizes at ANU will give you unfettered access to your psychology lecturers, many of whom have written the textbooks you’re using, and draw upon their active research in your classes. You’ll also hear from guest speakers who are practitioners in both clinical and organisational psychology so you can put theory into practice.

You can add to this experience with an internship at an organisation relevant to your studies or at one of the prestigious International Alliance of Research Universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, as part of your degree.

You can study this program as part of a Flexible Double Degree to extend your interests even further.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) equips you with an understanding of human motivation and behaviour, data analytics and statistics. You will have a heightened ability to understand yourself and others—invaluable life skills as well as career skills—and the ability to contribute to the wellbeing of individuals, families and the community.

Our graduates are the most employable in the country2, and have put these skills to use in a range of careers, including management consulting, research, human resources, marketing, social research, social work, public policy, child development and welfare, health and human services (counselling and rehabilitation), education and training, organisational development and community services, such as non-government organisations.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2017
2 - The Times Higher Education Global Employability University Ranking 2016

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