Bachelor of Psychological Science

Develop expertise in analytical thinking and scientific research methods as you examine psychological theory, interpretation and application. Psychological science is vital to numerous professional areas including behaviour insights, marketing, experimental sciences, data interpretation and more. Continue your studies with Honours and Master-level degrees available to those wishing to pursue clinical or professional psychology practice.

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Transferrable skills

Expand employability opportunities through elevated thinking



  • Townsville: January



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

Entry Requirements


English (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 311081

Course detail

Real stories

  • Student of Bachelor of Psychological Science


    Patrick Twivey

    Bachelor of Psychological Science

    I chose to study at JCU as I knew of the great reputation it has for job success and educational outcomes. The small class sizes mean that the lecture and tutorial staff are more accessible if you have any questions. One highlight so far is learning about biological processes and how these drive behaviour.

  • Luana Healey


    Luana Healey

    Bachelor of Psychological Science

    I was impressed with the variety of subjects while studying the Bachelor of Psychological Science, including Forensic Psychology and Personality Psychology. My experience with Indigenous staff and peers has been a highlight throughout my university years and has provided rewarding and culturally strong opportunities.

  • Alumni Julie Marshall


    Julie Marshall

    Bachelor of Psychological Science

    The highlights of my course are the lifelong friendships that I have made with classmates, and the connections that I have made with those already working in different areas of psychology. Thinking about studying psychological science at JCU? Do it!

  • Manager Offender Development, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Custodial Operations


    Ann Nicholls

    Manager Offender Development, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Custodial Operations

    It is great having JCU graduates on staff. The JCU school of Psychology clearly has experienced and knowledgeable lecturers, tutors and staff. The graduates bring a solid knowledge base, enthusiasm and energy to grow and build on their study, plus a genuine care to support the team around them.