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Summary
Bachelor of Science Major Psychology (BSCI)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

This program is currently being re-accredited and is as a consequence likely to undergo some changes.
View USQ Handbook

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 1 x 12-unit major
12
plus 1 x 8-unit major
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
or 8 x electives
8
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

15/66
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Alternate pathways

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

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External/Online 906335
Ipswich 936331
Toowoomba 906331

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 7 November, with Semester 3 commencing on 14 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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