You obtain a foundational and advanced understanding of the core topics in psychology. This program allows you direct entry into the entry point for the profession of psychology ie, fourth year (providing GPA requirements are met). Courses introduce students to broad aspects of the discipline and the professional practice of psychology. Areas that are considered include the cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous, and abnormal psychologies and their influence of human behaviour. Studies also cover human development, motivation and emotion, personality and assessment, and human associative learning. Electives enable students to link to areas such as counselling, human services, health promotion, and sports psychology. In fourth year students have the opportunity to administer and score psychological tests, write assessment reports, discuss different psychological interventions and conduct a history taking interview. Students will also participate in and complete a research dissertation in fourth year. For more information, visit Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at USC.
Entry to the fourth year of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is based on a student’s GPA in the advanced level (200/300 coded) PSY courses. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the USC website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for USC and for this course, refer to USC’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
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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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Registration as a psychologist with probationary conditions, postgraduate studies in psychology.
Subject to accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates are also eligible to apply for entry to psychology postgraduate training programs.
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time