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Australian National University

CRICOS provider number: 00120C TEQSA provider ID: PRV12002

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About

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) provides you with a great base in six different areas of psychology: developmental, social, personality, methods, cognition and biological. In your later year courses, you'll apply this knowledge and your skills in more specialised areas such as neuroscience, counselling, health and organisational (business) psychology. Once you've completed your third year, you can apply to undertake an honours year and pursue further postgraduate study. This will allow you to practice as a clinical psychologist.

The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) provides the same breadth of opportunities as the Bachelor of Science (Psychology), with the addition of honours pathway options that are designed to extend your understanding and introduce you to concepts that are more advanced than standard course activities. This degree also offers a direct pathway into honours. (Progression requirements apply throughout the first three years of the degree to progress into the fourth honours year.) This program is suited to those who intend to complete a postgraduate qualification in psychology and pursue a career as a clinical psychologist.

Areas of study

Psychology.

Career opportunities

Psychology; clinical education; health; organisational research; management; personnel; human resources; policy development in a number of public and private institutions, and universities.

Professional recognition

Students completing this degree with honours are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

Honours

For 138123: Available as an additional year, subject to progress requirements. For 138130 (Honours): Undertaken in the final year of the course, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government pays part of the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Information about ANU student contributions.

Essential requirements for admission

Co-curricular or service experience (Year 12 or IB applicants only): Applicants must demonstrate at least two of the following seven skills: community engagement, inclusion and awareness of diversity, communication, leadership, personal responsibility, teamwork, creative and critical thinking. Check if you meet the ANU co-curricular or service requirement.

Admission criteria

Minimum selection rank for 138123: 80.00.

Minimum selection rank for 138130: 90.00.

Due to the competitive nature of our admissions process, we cannot guarantee entry to applicants who meet the minimum selection rank for their preferred program.

Also refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Student profile

View the ANU student profile.

Further information

View all details for these courses:

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours).

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.

Combined options
ANU flexible double degree options allow you to create your own study program.