Designed for students with an existing bachelor degree, this course allows students to transition into further study or gain employment in a range of fields. This course is universally acknowledged as an indication of competence and achievement in understanding human thought and behaviour that can be applied in a variety of people-oriented vocations. The aim of this course is to give students 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 Science (Psychology)
Applicants are required to hold a completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree to gain entry into this course. Applicants may receive an exemption for 72 credit points from their completed Bachelor degree. After receiving an official offer of admission with CQUniversity, applicants will be required to submit a formal credit transfer application to obtain this exemption. Please visit https://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for more information about applying for credit transfers.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Prior study
A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent 3 year Bachelor degree.
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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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Career opportunities may include roles in human resource management, rehabilitation, school guidance counselling, scientific research, public health, defence, special education. To become registered as a psychologist, further study will be required.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time