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Psychological Science

Understanding human behaviour

Psychology is concerned with understanding human behaviour and its underlying mental processes. In the Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPSc) you will study cognitive, biological, developmental and social and cultural aspects of behaviour and interactions between these processes. On successful completion of the BPSc, students with a minimum GPA of 5.5 can apply for entry to the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree which is the advanced study of Psychology.

Detailed course information

Detailed course information is available for the undergraduate degree programs at the following links:

Entry requirements

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education (or equivalent) and a Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 60 or higher (this also applies to international students); or
  • successful completion of a VET or TAFE award of certificate IV or higher; or
  • attainment of a STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) score of 145 or greater for applicants who sat the STAT pre April 2010 and 135 or greater for applicants who sat the STAT post April 2010; or
  • submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience; or
  • successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma; or
  • successful completion of 40 credit points in the CDU Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) or: other recognised bridging or tertiary preparation course

Career opportunities

Graduates from this course may gain employment in community, educational, and organisational settings or work in human resources, sports, or rehabilitation areas. They may also work in consumer research, advertising and marketing fields.


Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Go to scholarships for more information.

Student Representatives

Brenna Schroeder - Bachelor of Psychological Science
Joel Kay - Bachelor of Pharmacy
Melissa Bridge - Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Email any concerns or issues about your course for the Student Representatives to put forward at the Learning and Teaching Committee meetings.



  • Enquiries Darwin: 1800 061 963
  • International: +61 8 8946 6666 
  • Enquiries Alice Springs: 1800 654 865
  • Direct enquiries to Psychological Science (08) 8946 7781 and Masters of Psychology (08) 8946 6511.

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