Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Arts
ACU’s undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings.
ACU’s undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills, including:critical analysis and rational thinking; ethical decision making; scientific thinking and research capabilities; measurement and analysis of data; problem solving skills; written and verbal communication; interpersonal skills, including foundational counselling skills; and lifelong learning skills. This learning helps to prepare all students for optional further postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist. The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates recognised by their skills to think systematically and critically, gather and evaluate evidence from many and diverse sources, communicate clearly, and apply ethical principles to decision making for variety of professional and industries. The program offers the choice of more than 20 majors and minors in the humanities, social sciences and visual and performing arts to encourage students to design their own academic program that reflects their intellectual interests and career aspirations. Our graduates will make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborators in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Psychology courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU).