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

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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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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Understand how people work

APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) accredited course

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
CRICOS code
063008D
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2^
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$26,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$78,000
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: In addition to being able to study all courses at Sippy Downs, students may choose to complete some first-year courses at Gympie.
    Only first-year courses are offered at Gympie. The remainder of the program is completed at Sippy Downs.
    Only first-year courses are offered at Fraser Coast. The remainder of the program is completed at Sippy Downs.
    ^Semester 2 commencement not available at Gympie
    First and second year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011261
  • Moreton Bay 014251
  • Fraser Coast 019261
  • Gympie 016261
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 59.40 OP - 16 Rank - 66
USC program code
AR374
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2^
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
on campus
Recommended prior study
English
Total courses
24
Total units
288
Footnotes
  • Campus note: In addition to being able to study all courses at Sippy Downs, students may choose to complete some first-year courses at Gympie.
    Only first-year courses are offered at Gympie. The remainder of the program is completed at Sippy Downs.
    Only first-year courses are offered at Fraser Coast. The remainder of the program is completed at Sippy Downs.
    ^Semester 2 commencement not available at Gympie
    First and second year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020.

In this program, you’ll learn how to explain human behaviour. Our award-winning staff will teach you about how people develop through the lifespan, what motivates us, how to understand personality, and how to encourage behaviour change.

Explore the professional practice of psychology, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous and abnormal psychologies. You’ll complete this program with an introductory knowledge to the science behind psychology and an understanding of its applications.

In this program you will:

  • Learn about human behaviour
  • Specialise in counselling, social work, or public health through electives
  • Have the opportunity to work as a research assistant
  • Have the opportunity to continue your studies which may result in registration as a psychologist or completing a PhD
Career opportunities:
  • Health and education services
  • Disability support officer
  • Community work
  • Training and development
  • Human resource management
  • Exercise science
  • Research
Accreditation

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council has accredited the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) as a three-year undergraduate sequence in psychology. Following successful completion of an accredited honours year plus further accredited postgraduate study graduates may be eligible for registration as a psychologist in that state or territory.

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.

Program structure

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