In a nutshell
The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Charles Sturt University provides students with a solid grounding in the field of psychology, and is the perfect platform to launch a successful career as a psychologist.
Students will be taught the fundamentals of human behaviour and learn how best to apply these to promote general welfare and treat behaviour and social difficulties.
The degree runs parallel with the first year of the Bachelor of Psychology, however entry requirements are less demanding. Students who achieve a high level of academic achievement may be eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Psychology program.
Students studying via distance education ought to note this course includes a residential school component. Students will be required to travel to either the Bathurst or Wagga Wagga CSU campus to attend the component.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to enter this program, applicants must:
- Have completed previous studies such as the Higher School Certificate or equivalent with ATAR of 70 AND
- Have previous voluntary or paid work experience AND
- Have English language proficiency
Residential School Requirements
This courses may include a residential school component where you will attend a Charles Sturt University campus during certain sessions throughout your course.
Core Level 1 to 3 subjects – complete all:
- Foundations of psychology 1
- Foundations of psychology 2
- Research methods and statistics in psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Social psychology
- Psychological testing
- Advanced research methods and statistics in psychology
- Qualitative research methods
- Psychology of personality
- Psychology of learning
Compulsory sociology subjects – complete all:
- Introductory sociology
- Social inequity
Minor of six subjects, selected from the following disciplines:
- History and politics
- Justice studies
- Social welfare
- Indigenous studies
- Human resource management
- Information technology
- Mathematics and statistics
Electives – complete four units:
- Indigenous Australians and psychology: an introduction
- Psychology of crime
- Health psychology
- Psychology of substance abuse
- Psychology of international experience
- Psychology and the legal system
- Psychology of stress and trauma
Why Charles Sturt University?
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
Charles Sturt has 16 campuses in the eastern states of Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.