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About Psychology

Leading academics

Learn from world-recognised lecturers and researchers. Gain first-hand knowledge from passionate lecturers who are experts in their field.

Experience has no substitute

Practice in state-of-the-art facilities including JCU’s Psychology Clinic, observation suites, electrically shielded psychophysiology recording facilities and a controlled environment research suite.

Explore cross-cultural contexts

JCU students strengthen their clinical and research skills with opportunities to explore intercultural psychology. Experience opportunities to study at JCU Singapore – a varied and exciting learning environment.

Discoveries that makes a difference

Benefit from JCU Psychology’s strong research focus. JCU Psychology students have the opportunity to actively make a difference to people and societies.


Over the past 40 years Psychology at JCU has earned a strong reputation for the integrity of its courses and the quality of its graduates. Psychology was a foundation discipline at the beginning of James Cook University in 1970 in Townsville, at the opening of the Cairns campus in 1987, and at the establishment of the Singapore campus in 2003. Across all three major tropical campuses (Townsville, Cairns and Singapore), student enrolments in psychology place the discipline as the third largest at JCU. Psychology is renowned for its undergraduate courses and postgraduate clinical programs accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

We take great pride in the quality of our laboratory and research facilities and learning spaces. We also offer the joint degrees of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science.