Psychology courses

Australian National University

Undergraduate course details table
Course Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
B Science (Psychology) Canberra 138123 CSP 3F/6P 22 Jul 2019
B Psychology (Honours) Canberra 138130 CSP 4F/8P 22 Jul 2019


B 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 will 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.

B Psychology (Honours) exemplifies a commitment to research-led education. The degree builds on B Science (Psychology), which will expose you to a wide range of psychological sciences, covering topics as varied as how groups interact, vision and how it can be tricked to see what is not really there, how the brain develops as a baby and how it will change again as you get older, how impulses are carried from brain to muscle, and how things go wrong in abnormal psychology.

Areas of study: Psychology. Students can specialise in the areas of abnormal, biological, cognitive, developmental, perceptual and social psychology, and can also include a sequence of subjects from Science or another college (excluding the ANU College of Law).

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: Visit the ANU website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Guaranteed Selection Rank: For 138123: 80.00. This Selection Rank will guarantee entry at the Australian National University in the UAC rounds that ANU participates in, up to and including January Round 1. For 138130: 95.00. This Selection Rank will guarantee entry at the Australian National University in the UAC rounds that ANU participates in, up to and including January Round 1. Visit the ANU Guaranteed Entry Scheme for further information.

Student profile

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Further information

For 138123 B Science (Psychology), visit the ANU website.

For 138130 B Psychology (Honours), visit the ANU website.

How to apply

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Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, refer to the ANU general admission criteria and visit the ANU website.

Combined options
Combined options are available in a number of ANU courses.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
138123 70.40 84.90 95.75 80.00 89.75 99.95
138130 88.70 93.20 99.10 95.00 98.45 99.95


  1. 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 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. 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 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank