Bachelor of Psychological ScienceCQUniversity Australia
Bachelor of Psychological Science
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Bachelor of Psychological Science
The aim of this course is to give you 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). You will acquire an understanding of the underlying principles, theories and concepts within the discipline. In addition, you 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 you to explore applied and professional uses of psychology. In addition, you will be introduced to psychological theory, research, and applied and professional uses of psychology in an ethical and culturally responsive context.
Upon completion of this course, you will have a highly marketable qualiﬁcation. 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. Graduating with this qualification, however, will not allow you to call yourself a 'psychologist'. This requires further study involving an honours course (4th year of study) and then an accredited Psychology Board of Australia pathway.
Successful completion of an accredited three-year psychology sequence of study will mean you are eligible to apply for a competitive entry position in the 4th year of study through our honours course (CC42). Honours level study will prepare you for either the coursework necessary for conditional registration as a psychologist in Australia and/or research higher degree studies in psychology.
If you have successfully completed the ﬁrst year of the course, but do not wish to continue in the course you may request to exit the course with a Diploma in Behavioural Science.
Note: If you already have an existing bachelor's degree and wish to obtain an accredited three-year psychology sequence, consider enrolling in CF59 Bachelor of Science (Psychology).
AQF Level: Level 7 Bachelor Degree
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
- These must have been completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
- Rank Threshold: OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
- Rank Cut-Off: OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Compulsory core units:
- Biological Foundations of Psychology
- Foundations of Psychological Research
- Social Foundations of Psychology
- Psychology for Everyday Life
- Research Methods
- Introduction to Data Analysis
- Abnormal Psychology
- Advanced Methods in Psychology
- Individual Differences and Assessment
This program costs 14 400 AUD per term.
Scholarships & funding
The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.
CV71 - Diploma of Behavioural Science
Core learning outcomes:
- Utilise a scientific approach to apply knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and principles across the core topics of psychology
- Analyse and critique theory and research within the discipline of psychology
- Exercise reflexiveness and cultural responsiveness to the diversity of individuals, groups, organisations, and communities
- Communicate effectively through a variety of approaches, individually and in collaboration with others
- Identify and apply research methods and statistical analyses to a range of research problems and contexts
- Articulate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for your own learning and practice that will sustain personal and professional development.
Not everyone with a psychology degree goes on to work as a psychologist and people with a psychology degree are employed in a wide band diverse range of areas including:
- child safety officer
- clinical work
- child development
- school guidance officer
In order to use the title Psychologist, you must first take a 4 year honours level course, such as our Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and then either seek work based training or apply for admission onto a specialised higher degree.
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