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 2023 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.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

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

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL100Philosophy: the Big Questions10 CP

    Students who undertake a minor in Philosophy may substitute 10cp from General Electives.

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.

    Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

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

    Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

    • PSYC310Psychological Services Experience10 CP

    Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

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

    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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    Course maps are subject to change. Please check your course map again before you finalise your enrolment.

    If you need more information about unit enrolment, please visit Course Enrolment Guides.

    Commencing Semester 1

    • Philosophy Specified UnitPHIL100Philosophy: the Big Questions10 cp
    • Psychology Specified UnitsPSYC100Foundations of Psychology10 cp
    • Psychology Specified UnitsPSYC108Psychological Practice: Theory and Techniques10 cp
    • Minor UnitsMinor Unit 1 (100 level)10 cp
    • Psychology Specified UnitsPSYC101Applications of Psychology10 cp
    • Psychology Specified UnitsPSYC104Research Design and Statistics I10 cp
    • Core Curriculum UnitsCore Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details 10 cp
    • Minor UnitsMinor Unit 2 (100 level)10 cp

    All units are delivered in on campus mode.

    Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit.

    Commencing Semester 2

    All units are delivered in on campus mode.

    Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit.

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