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Bachelor of Psychological Science

BPsychSc

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

2. Definitions

“Minor”: 40 cp in prescribed units in one discipline, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

3. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 120 cp from Psychology Core Units;
  2. 20 cp from Psychology Electives;
  3. 40 cp from a Minor in Counselling or Family Studies2;
  4. 20 cp from Program Core Units;
  5. 40 cp from Electives.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Psychology Core Units3

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC100 10 Psychology A
PSYC101 10 Psychology B
PSYC104 10

Research Design and Statistics 1

PSYC200 10 Lifespan Development (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)
PSYC204 10

Biological Psychology (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

PSYC205 10 Learning and Perception (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B. Co: PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics 2)
PSYC206 10 Research Design and Statistics 2 (Pre: PSYC104 Research Design and Statistics 1)
PSYC212 10 Abnormal Psychology (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)
PSYC307 10 Cognitive Psychology (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A and PSYC101 Psychology B, PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics 2)
PSYC311 10 Research Design and Statistics 3 (Pre: PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics 3. Inc: SOCS237 Quantitative Sociological Research Methods)
PSYC312 10 Individual Differences and Assessment (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)
PSYC313 10 Social Psychology (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

Psychology Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC207 10 Cross-cultural Psychology (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)
PSYC208 10

Psychology of Organisations (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

PSYC209 10

Psychology of Religion (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

PSYC210 10

Communication Skills (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

PSYC211 10

Small Group Processes (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

PSYC310 10

Psychological Services Experience (Pre: PSYC212 Abnormal Psychology)


Counselling

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN106 10 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills
COUN108 10 Ethical and Professional Issues in Counselling
COUN213 10 Mediation and Dispute Resolution (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-skills)
COUN221 10 Humanistic Theories and Interventions (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills)

Family Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SOCG102 10 Introduction to Family Studies
SOCG103 10 Historical Perspectives on the Family
SOCG200 10 Families in Crisis (Pre: SOCG102 Introduction to Family Studies or SOCG103 Historical Perspectives on the Family)
SOCG201 10 Families and Major Institutions (Pre: SOCG102 Introduction to Family Studies or SOCG103 Historical Perspectives on the Family)
SOCG202 10 Family Support Programs (Pre: SOCG102 Introduction to Family Studies or SOCG103 Historical Perspectives on the Family)
SOCG203 10 Family and Work (Pre: SOCG102 Introduction to Family Studies or SOCG103 Historical Perspectives on the Family)
SOCG204 10 Marriage and Relationship Education (Pre: SOCG102 Introduction to Family Studies or SOCG103 Historical Perspectives on the Family)
SOCG205 10 Special Topics in Family Studies (Pre: SOCG102 Introduction to Family Studies or SOCG103 Historical Perspectives on the Family)
SOCG235 10 Family and the Law (Pre: SOCG102 Introduction to Family Studies or SOCG103 Historical Perspectives on the Family)

Program Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN108 10 Ethical and Professional Issues in Counselling
COUN216 10 Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counselling (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)
PHIL100 10 Introduction to Philosophical Enquiry
PHIL102 10 Theories of Human Nature
PHIL104 10 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL105 10 Values and Beliefs
PSYC209 10 Psychology of Religion (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A and PSYC101 Psychology B)
THCT100 10 What Christians Believe
THCT101 10 The Church in History

Electives4


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Family Studies sequence available only in Melbourne.
3As accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
4A student may undertake electives from other disciplines within the University (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite and co-requisite requirements are met).

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