Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Elect your focus
Are you interested in how people think, hear, feel, learn and remember? A USQ Psychology degree enables you to combine your passion for human behaviour with electives in human resource management, law, and human physiology, making it a good option for a double major across other faculties or departments.
The degree is also unique in other ways, offering courses in Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology (which is rare in an undergrad degree!).
Need some more convincing? If you study sports psychology at USQ you’ll get to learn from Prof Peter Terry, who has written more about mood and emotion in sport than almost anyone else in the world ... yep, you’ll learn a lot from our lecturers.
The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as providing the first three years of the necessary requirements for full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the first three years of the necessary requirements for full registration as a psychologist in Queensland.
Full registration as a psychologist requires an Honours year plus two years of supervised practice or an Honours year plus a Masters or Doctorate degree.
Are you worried about getting a job at the end of your degree? Don’t. A study of the Australian workforce by the Department of Education, Employment and Training identified psychology as the fastest growth profession. Graduates of this degree can work as Welfare Officers, Youth Workers or in child safety or corrective services. A psychology degree can also open up a raft of job opportunities in a multitude of industries including jobs in the public and private sector, marketing, human resource management, counselling and sport.
Other major available for the Bachelor of Science are: Astronomical and Space Sciences, Computing, Counselling, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Physical Sciences and Wine Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 8710|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19060|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.