Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus


2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.30
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
80.00
TAFElink:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: SEAS, RISAS


International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements


Course overview

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is an innovative course developed to link psychology with other disciplines involved in the study of human behaviour and experience.

This degree will allow you to combine psychology with studies in another area of interest. Each of the 13 possible disciplines is concerned, at least in part, with the behaviour of people in different areas of human activity.  

You will acquire a breadth of knowledge and a repertoire of skills that will make you an effective communicator and problem solver - both vital for careers working with people. 

These include interpersonal and listening skills, teamwork, negotiating skills, behavioural analysis of problems and the evaluation of options, oral presentation, report writing, research techniques, data analysis, and computer applications.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Behavioural Science (Psychology)?

Psychology is the systematic study of behaviour. Psychologists are interested in how we learn, think and interact with others, what motivates our actions and the role of personality and individual differences in behaviour.

While psychology has played a central part in the development of knowledge about human behaviour, other disciplines have also played a significant role. Behavioural science includes the study of these wider disciplines.

Why study Behavioural Science (Psychology) at Flinders?

  • Our School of Psychology is one of the most respected in its field in Australia. Our achievements in teaching and research have been formally recognised as outstanding in a number of internal and external reviews over the past decade.
  • Our School's strengths are broadly located in the areas of:
    • applied cognitive psychology
    • clinical/health psychology
    • development across the lifespan
    • social psychology
    • psychophysiology/neuroscience.
  • Our concentration of internationally renowned researchers in fundamental areas of human cognition address issues as diverse as autism, brain function, decision making, eating disorders, eyewitness memory, human adaptation throughout the lifespan, social justice, trauma reactions and sleep disorders. 
  • We actively support the teaching of psychology in high schools by running workshops and seminars for students and teachers, a continuing education program for teachers, and free online learning tools.

Professional Recognition/Membership

The course is accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.

For registration as a psychologist in South Australia, students must complete an Honours program in Psychology and either two years of supervised experience or an approved qualification such as the Master of Psychology. 

Full membership of the Australian Psychological Society requires an Honours degree in psychology and an accredited postgraduate qualification.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) degree?  

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of 1 extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment. 

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214051
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $6,828

International students
CRICOS code: 023580G
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $25,300

 

 

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Further study options

Graduates may decide to apply for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) which could lead to further study or training to become a registered psychologist. They are also eligible to apply for Honours in the pathway chosen from any of the program options.

Alternatively, graduates may continue to further study in areas such as education, social work, speech pathology, accounting and business administration.

Course brochures

Domestic students

Psychology & Social Work (PDF 678KB)

nternational students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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