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Interested in Psychology and Sociology?

Join a university ranked in the top 10 in Australia for psychology1. Designed and taught by world-class researchers, you’ll study course content that is relevant, up-to-date and informed by cutting-edge research that has been assessed as above world class2.

Your understanding of what makes people tick, and why people act in certain ways is a valuable skill in a wide variety of industries including marketing, health care and social services. Make a real impact on the lives of others. Help people overcome adversity, increase their wellbeing and live life to their full potential.

1THE Subject Rankings 2019
22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

UniSA Online offers the following Psychology and Sociology degrees

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Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology

What are the key differences?

Your degree has been designed to provide a pathway to becoming a clinical psychologist (with further study).*

Draw on advanced scientific methods and tools to understand the way humans feel, think, learn and act. Develop analytical skills and a solid understanding of research techniques to conduct, dissect and interpret research and data.

Pair your studies with a complementary elective sequence from another discipline such as human services, marketing and communication, social media, or digital media.
Develop a broad skillset in demand by employers in the growing area of human services. Choose to focus your studies on ageing and disability, and/or criminology.

Combine evidence-based knowledge of human behaviour with a broader sociological understanding of social issues and policies to tackle practical problems that support individuals and communities to lead happier, healthier and more independent lives.

Career opportunities

As a graduate you'll have the option to:

  • use your degree as a pathway to become an accredited professional clinical psychologist with further study*;
  • pursue further postgraduate studies in areas such as counselling, social work, teaching and HR; or
  • move directly into employment and apply your psychological knowledge in fields such as mental health, drug and alcohol counselling, the sustainability sector and aged care.
Gain specialised skills to pursue a career in the social and community care and services sectors.

Careers opportunities include:

  • Disability support coordinator
  • Aged care coordinator
  • Community development officer
  • Crime prevention officer
  • Drug/alcohol caseworker
  • Policy development officer or analyst

Unique courses in your degree

Study a breadth of specialist and unique courses such as:

  • Health Psychology
  • Work and Organisational Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Conservation Psychology
  • Connecting and Working with Nature

Students planning to undertake Honours must successfully complete Advanced Research Methods.
Explore a range of topics such as:


  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Counselling Concepts
  • Working with Community
  • Australian Social Policy
  • Sociology of Gender and Intimacy

The Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology offers students the choice to undertake two minors. To learn more about the Ageing and Disability minor click here. To learn more about the Criminology minor click here.

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*Accreditation for this program is currently being sought from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Subject to accreditation, your three-year Bachelor of Psychology degree is the first step towards becoming a professional psychologist.

Why Study Online?

Our 100% online, career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study.

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Study 100% online

There’s no need to come onto campus. All your course content and assessments are fully online.

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Designed specifically for online learning

Experience interactive and media-rich course material designed specifically for online learning.

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Get the help you need

Whether you need help with course content or assessments, we offer the academic support and services you need to be successful in your studies.

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