Find out with the Bachelor of Science (Psychology), which provides you with a great base in six different areas of psychology: developmental, social, personality, methods, cognition and biological.
This program lead to careers in research, management consulting, human resources, marketing, public policy, child development and welfare, health and human services, education, counselling and clinical practice.
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) is a three year degree listed with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. It offers concentrated study in psychology for students who want a thorough exploration of the discipline and the opportunity for specialisation in your third year. It includes courses in the major substantive areas of psychology. You will have the option of applying for an honours year towards the end of your third year of study.
Professor Michael Platow, Psychology first year coordinator
Michael specialises in social and community psychology. He has been recognised for his teaching excellence at ANU with multiple teaching awards, and is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Associate Professor Anne Aimola Davies, First year course convener
Anne's research interests are in cognitive and clinical neuropsychology, specifically of visual and somatosensory attention, and belief formation. She draws on the methods of cognitive neuropsychology, clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.
Professor Katherine Reynolds, First year course convener
Kate's areas of expertise are social and organisational psychology. Her research addresses group processes (leadership, influence, norms) and intergroup relations (prejudice, discrimination, cohesion, social change). She has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and co-edited book volumes.
Psychology graduates have skills essential to any workplace: an understanding of human motivation and behaviour, analytical skills and statistics.
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) is a fantastic launch pad for a range of careers, including research, management consulting, human resources, marketing, public policy, child development and welfare, health and human services, education, counselling and clinical practice.
The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.
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