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Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. It's a multifaceted discipline that includes many sub-fields of study, like human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes. Got you thinking?

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You can study many of our undergraduate Psychology, Social Science, Youth Work and Counselling courses online, allowing you to balance work and/or family responsibilities with being a student.

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  • "Being able to work on The Innocence Project drew me to ECU"
    Georgia Williams
    Georgia WilliamsECU Psychology, Criminology and Justice graduate

    ECU's Psychology and Criminology course offered units no other universities offered, including The Innocence Project. This hands-on project allows us to investigate real cases of alleged wrongful conviction. It has been extremely beneficial to work on this in teams, and use practical skills.

    The facilities are excellent and being able to study online is very helpful and convenient. This allowed me to continue my course when I moved interstate temporarily.

    The lecturers I had were fantastic; all friendly, approachable and experts in their fields. The entire study experience at ECU has been rewarding, enjoyable and has helped me grow as a person.

  • "I chose Psychological Science because of the flexible course options"
    Julianne Jayasekera
    Julianne JayasekeraBachelor of Psychological Science student

    ECU has, in my opinion, the best Psychology related courses. There are no predetermined majors/minors so you can pick from the whole of the Arts and Humanities sector.

    My experience at ECU has been great so far. Both the staff and students are open and friendly.

    The lecturers are also really helpful and that has especially helped me during assignment periods. Their knowledge in their fields makes the lectures really interesting and I like the fact that they usually incorporate humour or real life experiences and anecdotes into their classes.

  • "ECU has helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be"
    Mahendran Swominathan
    Mahendran SwominathanYouth Work student

    My study experience at ECU has been really enjoyable. The lecturers are extremely helpful, providing me with career advice as well as support within the course.

    So far, I've undertaken three work placements, and all have been valuable. Not only have they helped me put theory into practice, they’ve also helped me realise the type of youth worker I want to be.

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