Understand and explain human behaviour. The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours) is a one-year, APAC-accredited Honours degree that allows you to continue your studies in psychology.
In this program you will:
Complete advanced coursework in statistics, theoretical issues, ethics and professional practice, and gain a comprehensive introduction to the legislation that governs the practice of psychology in Australia
Complete a research project and dissertation on an issue or aspect of psychology that interests you
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) enables you to pursue further pathways towards obtaining general registration as a psychologist, including applying for admission to a master's program
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Coursework component (4) 48 units
PSY400 Research Methods and Analysis 4
PSY401 Advanced Theoretical Issues in Psychology
PSY402 Professional Practice of Psychology
PSY403 Ethical and Professional Issues In Psychology
Dissertation component (2) 48 units
PSY408A Research Dissertation A(0 units)
PSY408B Research Dissertation B(48 units)
The entry requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours) are:
completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited qualifying psychology degree within the last 10 years. The qualifying degree may be: I. a three year undergraduate psychology degree (or first three years of an accredited four year degree); or II. a Graduate Diploma in psychology for applicants who completed an undergraduate degree in a different discipline; and
a minimum Credit average in second and third year psychology courses / graduate diploma psychology courses. There is a limited number of honours places available. Selection will be based on applicants’ order of merit on second and third year psychology courses / graduate diploma psychology courses. Thus, a higher than minimum GPA may be required to be offered a place.
For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.
Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.
English Language Requirement
IELTS (Academic) Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest
TOEFL iBT Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing
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