Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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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.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
CRICOS code
090558E
Commence
Semester 1 and Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$26,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$105,600
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^Campus note: First and second year courses available at Moreton Bay campus from 2020. Third year courses will be available from 2021.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013441
  • Moreton Bay 014441^
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 81.45 OP - 9 Rank - 82
USC program code
AR405
Commence
Semester 1 and Semester 2
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Other requirements
Entry to the fourth year of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is based on a student’s grade point average (GPA) meeting the minimum requirement of 5.5 in the developing and graduate level (200/300 coded) PSY courses.
Total courses
30
Total units
384 units
Footnotes
  • ^Campus note: First and second year courses available at Moreton Bay campus from 2020. Third year courses will be available from 2021.

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 four year program 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.

What will I study?

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The recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this recommended study sequence to guide enrolment.

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