Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

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Dr Prudence Millear

Help others with their mental wellbeing

This program helps you understand why people think, feel and behave certain ways. Explore the professional practice of psychology, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous and abnormal psychologies.

In the final year of study, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about a specific area of interest when you undertake an advanced research project.

The training is scientifically and ethically based to teach you types of behaviour, examine personality and to do formal personality assessments.

In this program you will:

  • Learn from award-winning psychology staff who work in the field
  • Undertake an advanced research project
  • Participate in paid work as a research assistant
  • Gain high-level statistical and research skills
Career opportunities

Once a student is provisionally registered, they may work with an approved supervisor (supervising psychologist approved by the Psychology Board of Australia) in any field that a psychologist is employed. Career opportunities include the public health system (in hospitals), the private health system (hospitals and clinics), non-government organisations in the community (drug and alcohol services), correction services, child protection services, and private practice, to name a few. Students will also be eligible to apply to complete a higher degree program (PhD or Masters (by research or coursework)).

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Accredited pathway to becoming a psychologist

Our honours program is an APAC accredited fourth-year course in psychology, giving you a highly recognised qualification, following which you can apply for further postgraduate study such as a PhD or our postgraduate coursework programs which lead to general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) * via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A Class 2 (Division 1) Honours grade is required for eligibility to apply for these postgraduate coursework programs.

* In order to practise as a psychologist in Australia you must legally be registered with PsyBA.

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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