Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
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
- 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.
The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
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 Psychology Accreditation Council requires an Honours degree in psychology and an accredited postgraduate qualification.
Combined degree options
You can combine this course with the following:
- Bachelor of Arts l 4.5 years l SATAC code: 214052
- Bachelor of Computer Science l 4.5 years l SATAC code: 214052
- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice | 5.5 years | SATAC code: 214442
- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) | 5.5 years | SATAC code: 224302
- Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) l 4 yearsl SATAC code: 214052
Combine with the Bachelor of Letters
The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.
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
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Place type: Commonwealth supported
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- Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
- We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.
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.