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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
USC - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

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.

Other requirements

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.

Admissions Criteria

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

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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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

97.25

83.78

79.55

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

86.00

80.15

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

International students

All students

Number of students

9

<5*

<5*

11

0

48

0

73

Percentage of all students

12.3%

<5*

<5*

15.1%

0.0%

65.8%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Registration as a psychologist with probationary conditions, postgraduate studies in psychology.

Membership

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.

Course Code
013441
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Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$11320 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Sunshine Coast
 
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