Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program places a heavy emphasis on developing both research and professional skills including a deep understanding of the ethical principles that inform psychological practice. In each semester, students will be involved in research projects and in activities that foster psychological professional skills. Students pick up plenty of practical experience in a supportive environment. Start out doing placements in second year and clock up further hours in third year. Psychology can be a challenging profession, but by the end of the degree graduates will have had exposure to treatment regimes and will have had experience in the administration psychological tests.

Course Fee:


International: $110,720

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 14, tertiary entrance rank 68 or equivalent qualification; Year 12 English (4,SA); international students will need to satisfy standard entry requirements into USQ bachelor degrees; in addition their secondary or tertiary academic history must be such that they are likely to be able to achieve and maintain high levels of performance in the program. Students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

Structure:

32 units: comprising compulsory psychology, and statistics courses and 4 elective courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology

Study Pathways:

Those students who fail to maintain an average GPA of 5.0 in their psychology courses across levels 1 to 3 will not be permitted to enrol in the fourth year of the program and will be exited from the degree. Those students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology.

Further information:

Admission into the 4th year of the program is contingent upon students having completed the first 3 years of the BPSH program as well as maintaining an average GPA of 5.0 in their psychology courses across levels 1 to 3.

Recognition:

This program is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a four-year sequence of study. Graduates are eligible to apply for probationary registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Those who complete the four-year Honours program are also eligible to go on to complete further studies at the Masters level with the aim of gaining specialist registration (e.g. clinical psychologist).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Related Careers:

Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ipswich No info Yes Full time 4 years
Ipswich No info Yes Part time 8 years

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Contact

Australian & New Zealand
Phone: +61 7 4631 5315 
Freecall: 1800 269 500 
Email: study@usq.edu.au   
Fax: +61 7 4635 5550 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

International
Phone: +61 7 4631 5543 
Email: international@usq.edu.au  
Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 
Skype: usq.international 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 

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