Bachelor of Psychology
Psychologists use scientific methods to study the human mind and assess, diagnose, prevent and treat problems. This degree is professionally accredited and at JCU, leading experts regularly hold guest lectures and seminars to enhance your studies.
|Duration||4 years full time
Part time available
Psychologists are interested in how people think, feel and behave. They study individuals, groups, organisations and communities and then apply this knowledge to assess, diagnose, prevent and treat problems.
Psychologists use scientific methods to study the human mind and behaviour, they also develop theories and then test them, providing new information that adds to an already established body of knowledge.
What you’ll learn
The Bachelor of Psychology is a four-year accredited degree, which offers students the opportunity to write an honours thesis or take part in a group research project during their final year.
In the first three years of study students can elect to enrol in a wide range of psychology subjects that will give them an introduction into specialised fields such as:
cognition and learning
Be part of the action
James Cook University’s Bachelor of Psychology places a strong emphasis on students being actively engaged in current research – this means from the very beginning of your studies you will be part of real-world scenarios.
As a Psychology student you will also attend seminars presented by national and international experts and obtain skills through situated learning approaches.
Registration as a Psychologist
Graduates are eligible for provisional registration in the Psychology Board of Australia . You also need 2 further years of postgraduate study to become a professional psychologist.
Once you graduate, you are eligible for Associate membership of the professional body, the Australian Psychological Society .
Making a difference
Previous graduates have gained employment in:
drug and alcohol services
commonwealth rehabilitation services
Joint degree options
Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Psychology degree can be combined as a joint degree in:
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.