Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:


English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)


Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.


“Minor”: 40 cp in prescribed units in one discipline, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 140 cp from Psychology Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 10 cp from Philosophy Specified Unit (Part B);
  3. 40 cp from Minor Units (Part C);
  4. 20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units (Part D);
  5. 10 cp from Psychology Community Engagement Unit (Part E);
  6. 20 cp from Elective Units (at least one psychology elective) (Part F)

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Progression Requirements for students transferring to the BPsych(Hons)

Students in the Bachelor of Psychological Science who have a GPA of 5.50 on the ACU seven point scale at the end of their second year may be eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). Students who transfer to the BPsych(Hons) must then maintain their GPA of 5.50 on the ACU seven point scale in their third year in order to be eligible to continue to the Honours year. In addition, students will be required to achieve at least four (4) Distinctions in the psychology units undertaken in the second and third year of the program. Students who do not meet these requirements might be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Part A : Psychology Specified Units

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC100Foundations of Psychology10
PSYC101Applications of Psychology10
PSYC104Research Design and Statistics I10
PSYC108Psychological Practice: Theory and Techniques10
PSYC200Life Span Development10
PSYC206Research Design and Statistics II10
PSYC212Abnormal Psychology10
PSYC213Individual Differences10
PSYC214Learning and Behaviour10
PSYC307Cognitive Psychology10
PSYC311Research Design and Statistics III10
PSYC313Social Psychology10
PSYC314Psychological Assessment10
PSYC315Brain and Behaviour10

Part B : Philosophy Specified Unit

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL100Philosophy: the Big Questions10Students who undertake a minor in Philosophy may substitute 10cp from General Electives.

Part C : Minor Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

Students undertake a 40-credit point Minor in the one discipline.

A minor normally includes at least 10cp at 100-level and at least 20cp at 200/300 level. as approved by the course coordinator. Minors may be selected from undergraduate courses offered by other ACU faculties in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part E : Psychology Community Engagement Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC310Psychological Services Experience10

Part F : Psychology Elective Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC109Applied Positive Psychology10
PSYC207Culture and Psychology10
PSYC208Organisational Psychology10
PSYC211Small Group Processes10
PSYC215Evolutionary Psychology10
PSYC216Forensic Psychology10
PSYC219Psychology of Religion10
PSYC316Health Psychology10
PSYC317Introduction to Neuropsychology10
PSYC318Psychology of Alcohol and Drugs10
PSYC319Psychology of Sexuality and Gender10
PSYC320Emotion and Social Cognition10
PSYC321Psychology of Eating Behaviour10
PSYC322Critical Thinking and Research Skills for Psychology10

Complete 20cp from Elective Units including one Psychology elective.

Students must complete at least 10cp from the above table. The remaining 10cp may be selected from the above table or from the Schedule of Unit Offerings of other undergraduate programs at ACU (subject to unit availability and provided that prerequisite requirements are met).

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