Bachelor of Psychological and Social Sciences

Are you intrigued by what makes people’s minds tick? Take the first step to understanding human behaviour with our online Psychological and Social Sciences.

Learn skills fundamental to the theory and practice of psychology including replacing assumptions and popular myths with evidence-based approaches.

This fully APAC-accredited online degree is a foundation for psychology and behavioural studies. It will give you a thorough scientific understanding of psychology, and the specialist theoretical and research skills you will need to move into further studies. It displaces assumptions, misconceptions or popular opinions and installs evidence-based knowledge. What drives us? What stifles us? Psychology aims to make sense of who we really are.

Please note that we are no longer taking enrolments for this teaching period. However, you can register your interest and we will notify you once enrolments open again.

Start Date

Feb, May, Sep




3 years full time  or part time equivalent



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Entry Criteria

Entry criteria

There are many ways you can gain entry into a degree through Western Sydney University Online. We accept any one of the following, provided you meet the minimum requirements relating to that criteria:

  • Cert IV, in any field
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study
  • Work experience, in any industry (assessed on a case by case basis)
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Western Sydney University’s Inherent Requirements

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Course Subjects

You can study full time, part time, or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending what is happening in your life at the time. Choose between one and four subjects every teaching period, factoring in approximately ten hours of study per week and unit.

Psychology Core subjects

Psychology: Human Behaviour

Psychology: Behavioural Science

Brain and Behaviour

Experimental Design and Analysis

Human Learning



Psychology Core subjects

Abnormal Psychology

Advanced Research Methods

Cognitive Processes

Developmental Psychology

Motivation and Emotion

Social Psychology

Introduction to Research Methods

Psychology Alternate subjects
Choose 2 of the following elective subjects:

Psychology and the Online World

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, Resilience & Wellbeing

Introduction to Digital Mental Health

Applied Psychology

Social Science Core subjects.

People, Place and Social Difference

The Individual in Society

Understanding Society

Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies

Social Science minor.
Complete one minor consisting of four subjects within the social science discipline. You can choose Criminology and Criminal Justice or Child and Community.


We are here to support you when you need it. Our dedicated support team are available over the phone or online seven days a week to answer all your questions. From technical support through to academic questions, we have the tools and people to make your study journey achievable and enjoyable.

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Career Opportunities

To become a registered psychologist, you need to successfully complete an undergraduate course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and an accredited fourth year, followed by two years of accredited postgraduate study or supervised practice in Psychology (or a mixture of a fifth year of psychology plus 1 year of supervised practice). The Bachelor of Psychological and Social Sciences Online course has received full accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Counselling Supporter

Provide guidance and support on personal or psychological problems.


Provide assistance to people struggling with emotional issues and offer advice and guidance.

Human Resource Management

Coordinate the recruitment and administrative functions of a business.


Coordinate projects to analyse trends and observations in the area of psychology.

Learning at Western Sydney University Online

A highly ranked degree

Our Bachelor of Psychological and Social Sciences is a degree from a university ranked among the top 2% in the world.

Your online community

At Western Sydney University Online, you will join an online community of social science enthusiasts. Taught by specially trained online coaches, this degree has been designed to help you take the next step in your career.

Learning that suits you

Our flexible approach to learning means you can log on and learn any time that suits you. When you study psychology online with us, you will be the master of your own schedule in an innovative online classroom.