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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

  • ID:CSU610016
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

  • providing evidence of having completed a sufficient standard of study in English

  • obtaining Academic IELTS within the last 2 years, with a minimum overall score of 6 and no individual score below 5.5

  • obtaining a qualification deemed to be equivalent to Academic IELTS (and its minimum scores) by Charles Sturt.

Other Requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) must meet the following Admission Requirements:

A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors).


Successful completion of two university level subjects in any discipline area.


A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate IV or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent.


A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University, or equivalent.


Partial completion of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Diploma, of at least 50% from a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent.


Course Information

The three-year Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) may be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Psychology, or you can graduate ready to work in one of the many fields where psychological knowledge is highly valued.

  • Personalised, flexible learning

    Benefit from Charles Sturt University's smaller classes, personalised learning and dedicated lecturers who are leaders in their field. You can choose to study on campus at Bathurst, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga. Alternatively, you can study online, with live and recorded lectures and flexible schedules so you can fit your learning around your other commitments. Subject to approval, you may receive credit for prior study and graduate sooner. When you study with Charles Sturt University you may also apply to complete some subjects at an international university.

  • Gain a solid foundation

    When you study a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) at Charles Sturt University you'll gain knowledge in cognition, developmental and social psychology, psychological testing, biopsychology, psychopathology, personality, learning theory and research methodology.

  • Choose your path

    A broad choice of electives is available, including the Psychology of Crime, Health Psychology, Psychology of Substance Abuse, Psychology and the Legal System, and Psychology of Stress and Trauma. In addition to the compulsory psychology subjects, you will also complete subjects in sociology and a minor to enhance your study experience. Minors are available in a range of related disciplines, including business, history and politics, health and biology, justice studies and Indigenous studies.

  • Transfer to further study

    The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) may also be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Psychology for students who do not meet the initial entry requirements for the Bachelor of Psychology, as the ATAR (or equivalent) for entry is lower. Students in the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) who meet certain eligibility criteria at the end of the third year will be able to transfer to the Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Put your Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) to work straight away or complete further study to increase your qualifications.

Contribute to health services

Provide counselling services through social welfare positions in education or correction facilities.

Support business

Work with large and small companies or consulting firms to provide human resource support or conduct market research to help develop and sell new products. Or use your skills to  shape social policy through research and analysis.

Take it further

You could also choose to study towards provisional registration as a psychologist or opt for postgraduate studies in a specialist area that appeals to your interests.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 559 $ AUD per year

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