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Bachelor of Science Major Psychology

Bachelor of Science Major Psychology (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov

Overview

  • 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!).

Which Psychology degree is for me?

All USQ psychology degrees will study the same compulsory 12 unit psychology courses. Which degree is right for you will depend on your interests and goals.

  • The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) will provide you with the opportunity to complement your psychology major with another major or two minors. Perhaps Counselling or Human Resource Management?
  • Within the Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) you will delve deeper into advanced theory and practice in psychological sciences, ending your degree with two-unit capstone course, which will be research-focused or practitioner-focused (undertaking a work placement).
  • Studying the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) has a greater focus on developing your professional portfolio through psychological-skills based courses. This degree is particularly beneficial if your primary focus is working with clients.

Further study

Completion of either the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) or Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) with a qualifying grade point average will enable students to apply for entry into Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology).

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.

Career outcomes

  • A study of the Australian workforce by the Department of Education, Employment and Training identified psychology as the fastest-growing 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.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 12-unit Psychology major 12
plus 1 x 8-unit major
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x approved courses
or 8 x approved courses
8
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 042230E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.
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