Course Description

CSU's three-year Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) may be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Psychology, or you can graduate ready to work in one of the many fields where psychological knowledge is highly valued.

A popular field of study focusing on human behaviour and wellbeing, psychology offers interventions and strategies to help solve people's social and behavioural problems and enhance their welfare. Students of psychology also develop high-level skills in communication, research design and analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking.


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Starting dates

March, July, November

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Charles Sturt University (CSU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.7% (national average 63.6%)
Improved skills: 76.0% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 79.2% (national average 81.0%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Charles Sturt University (CSU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 73.4% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 17.5% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: $64,500 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 011994F

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) must meet the following Admission Requirements:

* A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors).


* Successful completion of two university level subjects in any discipline area.


* A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate IV or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or equivalent.


* A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University, or equivalent.