Bachelor of Psychology
Make a start on your future in psychology
Learn the basics of research in psychology before moving onto advanced methods. Study the inner workings of the human mind including cognitive and biological psychology. Specialise in electives to suit the career you want.
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The Bachelor of Psychology applies real-world research to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for a future career in psychology. Through this degree, you will:
- learn about psychological research methods
- collect and analyse data through questionnaires and sampling procedures
- use SPSS software to conduct appropriate statistical analyses, and present and share your findings
You can tailor your degree to your interests and broaden your career prospects with the choice of electives. You can select four electives from any of the UniSA Online degrees.
The three-year Bachelor of Psychology degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and is the first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.
Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result:
- Successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider
- Completed an award from a recognised training organisation at Certificate IV or above
- Passed a UniSA Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience, or
- Completed a UniSA Foundations Studies program or equivalent, or
- Qualified for Special Entry
- Completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification
UniSA Online offers four start dates throughout the year so you can apply as soon as you’re ready. Information regarding key dates can be found here:
Information regarding credit can be found here:
Study Psychology On Demand with UniSA Online and take full control over your study. Access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
You’ll join a university ranked in the top 10 in Australia for psychology1. Our innovative psychology curriculum has been recognised by teaching and learning national bodies and has received commendations from the Australian Psychology Educators network for innovative learning.
Designed and taught by world-class researchers, you’ll study course content that is relevant, up-to-date and informed by cutting-edge research that has been assessed as above world class2.
Our specialist psychology courses in the areas of work and organisational psychology, health psychology, and conservation psychology are taught by expert academics who are leading researchers in these fields.
1 THE Subject Rankings 2019.
2 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
Recommended Study Pattern
The program structure is subject to change at any time. (Information correct as at September 2020)
- Psychology 1A (BEHL 1030)
- Psychology 1B (BEHL 1031)
- Contemporary Aboriginal Issues (HUMS 1059)
- Personal and Professional Development (BEHL 1029)
- The Social World (SOCU 1008) OR Connecting and Working with Nature (BEHL 1028)
- Introductory Research Methods (BEHL 2019)
- Cognitive Psychology (BEHL 2018)
- Biological and Learning Psychology (BEHL 2017)
- Developmental Psychology (BEHL 2016)
- Social and Community Psychology (BEHL 2020)
- Elective x4
- Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (BEHL 3032)
- Personality Psychology (BEHL 3036)
- Specialist Psychology course x3
Specialist Psychology Courses
- Health Psychology (BEHL 3031)
- Work and Organisational Psychology (BEHL 3033)
- Advanced Research Methods (BEHL 3034)
- Conservation Psychology (BEHL 3035)
- Recognition for prior learning (RPL) may be granted for this course to students who have completed relevant work experience as per the UniSA Online RPL framework. Further credit will be assessed in line with the UniSA RPL policy.
Completion of 24 units including 4 electives.