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SACAP’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Counselling) Degree is considered to be our gold standard of social science qualifications. It provides an excellent foundation that allows you to articulate into many different qualifications or career pathways.

This comprehensive qualification, with dual majors in Psychology and Counselling, develops a robust theoretical and methodological understanding of the discipline of psychology embedded within the social sciences.

It’s a comprehensive and well-rounded undergraduate degree designed to build critical thinking and provide an overview of psychology and its subfields, complemented by practical skills and academic scholarship and incorporates essential, practical and real-world experience in counselling and interpersonal communication skills.

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Counselling) Degree will also position you for admission into an honours degree or postgraduate studies in psychology, the social sciences, or related fields.

Throughout the qualification, you’ll develop critical thinking skills and gain a depth of understanding into:

  • Psychology, mental health and people in a social context, including personality and developmental paradigms for understanding individual and group behaviour
  • Psychological challenges and models for understanding behaviour and intervention.
  • Diversity and cross-cultural dynamics in the South African context.
  • Ethics when working within the broad field of psychology.


You will also develop:

  • Oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to present to diverse audiences.
  • Skills to design, implement, monitor and evaluate psycho-educational and other community-based programmes.
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in “real-world” settings through the practical Work Integrated Learning experience.
  • Critical thinking skills to conceptualise, plan, analyse and interpret data, and report on research.
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving skills.

Study at South African College of Applied Psychology

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