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Bachelor of Psychological Science
CQUniversity - Townsville

Course outline

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the scientific discipline of psychology and its applications. The course is delivered in accordance with the foundational (level one) competencies for three-year undergraduate psychology programs as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Students will acquire an understanding of the underlying principles, theories and concepts within the discipline. In addition, students will develop knowledge of the range of core research areas that make up the discipline, and an understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques used by researchers for information gathering and analysis. There will be opportunities for students to explore applied and professional uses of psychology. In addition, students will be introduced to psychological theory, research, and applied and professional uses of psychology in an ethical and culturally responsive context. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Other requirements

Students will have an option to complete a supervised project to address a real-world issue as presented by a representative from an existing organisation; or complete a 25-hour placement with an experienced researcher or with an appropriate external organisation. Students will draw upon their psychology and professional expertise to develop and present workable solutions to a professional client.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

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Career opportunities

Career opportunities exist in areas including, management, industry, child safety officer, clinical work, counselling, neuropsychology, child development, education, forensic, health, coaching, school guidance officer. In order to use the title Psychologist, students must first complete a 4-year honours level course, such as CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and then complete an accredited Psychology Board of Australia pathway.

Course Code
800521
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Fee
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Townsville
 
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