This course is delivered through Swinburne Online. Swinburne Online delivers Swinburne University of Technology programs designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to undertake on-campus study. These programs have been specifically designed for online delivery and support.
The Bachelor of Psychological Sciences provides students with knowledge and skills that will improve their ability to understand and explain human behaviour and relationships.
The Psychology sequence within the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This course provides a first step to becoming a professional psychologist.
After completing a degree with an APAC accredited major in psychology, students may apply to undertake a fourth year in psychology and then further study in specialist areas of professional psychology such as counselling, health, clinical, organisational, and sports psychology.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:
- 5 core units of study (62.5 credit points)
- 8 Psychology discipline major units of study (100 credit points)
- 11 units of study (137.5 credit points) comprising a second major, co-major, advanced minor, minor/s and/or electives
Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)