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Major

Psychology

Bachelor of Science

Study how people behave, think and feel.

In this major, you'll explore topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.

Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields as diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.

Highlights

32 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2022

31 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2022

Watch Meet Aidan, he studied a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology at UQ on YouTube.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Behaviour therapist
  • Mental health social worker
  • Mental health practitioner

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Psychology (undergraduate)

$55K–$61K

compared.edu.au

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This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience for Psychologists
  • Parenting and Family Psychology
  • The Neuroscience of Social Behaviour

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