Bachelor of Psychological Science - WPSYS1 - 2018

Course overview

Psychology seeks to explain how people make sense of the world and how they process, organise and store information. It looks at factors that influence human development, human motivation and emotion; how biological processes influence things like learning, memory and behaviour and vice versa; common and unique aspects of personality; behavioural dysfunctions and social and cultural diversity.

This course is an accredited undergraduate training in psychology and prepares you for the CDU Honours program, which will enable you to register with your relevant state or territory board as a conditional or probationary psychologist. It is also a foundation for postgraduate professional coursework, or supervised training in psychology.

In addition, as a nationally accredited stand-alone degree you have the choice of exiting with a Diploma of Counselling, Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs or a generic Psychology Diploma, contingent on completion of all pre-requisite units within the Bachelor degree.

Why study with us

  • It is available in study online, so there is no requirement to attend on-campus classes or intensives. All course units are fully supported with online resources, lectures, tutorials and study guides to ensure your learning experience is a positive one.
  • All CDU psychological programs are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). As a student you are eligible to apply for student membership of the Australian Psychological Society.


As a graduate with multiple skills and knowledge in a range of psychology areas (e.g. abnormal psychology, personality, developmental) you will find career options in:

  • human resources
  • preventative health
  • education and training
  • community services
  • advertising and marketing
  • sport and rehabilitation.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and prepares students for entry into an Honours year in psychology. Students enrolled in this course can join the Australian psychological Society as a student member.

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more information.

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