Course Description

What makes the human brain tick?

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.

In your later year courses, you’ll apply this knowledge and your skills in more specialised areas such as neuroscience, counselling, health and organisational (business) psychology.

Once you’ve completed your third year, you can apply to undertake an Honours year and pursue further postgraduate study. This will allow you to practice as a clinical psychologist.

Find out more about psychology, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.

Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $43,680 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 56.9% (national average 63.6%)
Improved skills: 82.9% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.1% (national average 81.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 63.9% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 37.6% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: $57,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 047423M
Australian National University (ANU) Code: BSPSY

Entry Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent, OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent, OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent, OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: 80