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Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

CQUniversity Australia
Program overview
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
14,400 AUD
Start dates
Bundaberg
14,400 AUD
July 2020

Bundaberg
14,400 AUD
March 2021

Online / distance program
14,400 AUD
July 2020

Online / distance program
14,400 AUD
November 2020
CQUniversity Australia

Program description

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

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.

Note: This course is designed for those with an existing bachelor degree and want to obtain an accredited three-year psychology sequence. If you do not have an existing degree, you will need to enrol in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (CC43).

AQF Level: Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Admission requirements

A bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or equivalent.

English requirements:

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.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.


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Program content

Compulsory units:

Year 1

  • Biological Foundations of Psychology
  • Social Foundations of Psychology

Year 2

  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Students must complete 2 from the following units:
    • Introduction to Human Development
    • Personality
    • Physiological Psychology
    • Critical, Cultural and Social Psychology

Year 3

  • Advanced Methods in Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Individual Differences and Assessment
  • Students must complete 1 from the following units:
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Learning & Behaviour Modification
    • Educational Psychology
    • Applied Sports Psychology
    • Qualitative Research Methodology

Tuition fees

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.

Qualification

Units/credits:

24/144

Core learning outcomes:

  1. Utilise a scientific approach to apply knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and principles across the core topics of psychology
  2. Analyse and critique theory and research within the discipline of psychology
  3. Apply knowledge of psychology in a manner that is reflexive and culturally responsive to the diversity of individuals, groups, organisations, and communities
  4. Communicate effectively through a variety of approaches, individually and in collaboration with others
  5. Identify and apply research methods and statistical analyses to a range of research problems and contexts
  6. Articulate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics
  7. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for your own learning and practice that will sustain personal and professional development.

Career opportunities

You may choose a career path that requires a sound understanding of human behaviour such as:

  • human resource management
  • rehabilitation
  • business management
  • teaching
  • school guidance counselling
  • scientific research
  • public health
  • defence
  • special education.

If you would like to become registered as a psychologist, you will need to complete further study.

About this institute

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CQUniversity Australia

554-700 Yaamba Road
4701 Norman Gardens QLD
Australia

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www.cqu.edu.au


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