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Passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others? 

Study a nationally accredited Psychology course at Charles Darwin University to gain the skills and knowledge to help people overcome mental health challenges. Plus, with online, on-campus, part-time and full-time study options, you can study where, when and how it suits you.

Choose CDU for psychology courses

  • #1 in Australia for psychology employment outcomes

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • Top 100 university in the Asia Pacific

    According to the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

Need some help finding the right course or career path?

Why study a psychology degree?

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If you’re perceptive and patient, compassionate and curious, fascinated by people and how they think and feel, a psychology degree could be for you. Study your psychology degree with us and gain an understanding of the science of human behaviour. Learn foundational knowledge and skills from psychology experts and researchers, covering topics like abnormal and forensic psychology, cognitive and social psychology, counselling and the biological bases of behaviour. Learn the communication skills required to ask questions, listen and provide advice in line with your evaluation of a person's mental processes.

We are uniquely positioned to offer course units focused on Indigenous knowledges and well-being, alongside other specialist electives based on your interests and desired career pathways. 

If you’re wondering about how to become a psychologist but not ready to commit to the bachelor’s degree, we also offer a Diploma of Psychology. The course will give you a broad intro into the field of psychology alongside counselling skills and trauma assessment, and acts as a pathway into the Bachelor of Psychological Science should you choose to continue studying.  

Studying psychology courses online

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At CDU, you have the flexibility to study your psychology degree as it suits you, whether that be full-time, part-time, online or on campus.

Learn remotely or take part in a hybrid study model where you learn online as well as in-person. CDU can facilitate your learning in a way that suits you best. Your lectures are recorded for convenience, with livestreamed tutorials to allow students learning remotely to have the same classroom experience as their on-campus peers. 

We’ve been delivering online education for a long time. Our top-notch online learning platform, Learnline, is your one-stop shop for everything related to your psychology course, from lecture recordings and learning materials to communication tools for engaging with your lecturers and fellow students. 

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience.​

Your career in psychology

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Increased awareness of mental health has seen a rising demand for psychology-related occupations overall, from counsellors all the way to specialist clinical psychologists. The career outcomes for psychology degree graduates can vary greatly, from clinical psychology and consumer psychology to forensic psychology, school psychology and developmental psychology.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is designed to prepare you put theory into practice with a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology. It also includes several counselling units to provide more career pathways. You will enjoy classroom and hands-on learning that shapes your future as a professional psychologist and equips you with the skills you need to relate to people suffering mental health issues.

Whether or not you pursue a career in psychology, graduates of our undergraduate psychology degree develop skills that are highly valued across other professions, including critical thinking and problem solving, research and analysis of complex information, plus communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of human interaction and social cues can also give psychology students an edge in social situations, and behavioural psychology comes in handy for overcoming phobias or bad habits, or even managing stress and anxiety.  


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