To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:
New South Wales
Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
“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. Completion Requirements
To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
140 cp from Psychology Specified Units;
10 cp from PHIL100 (Students who undertake a minor in Philosophy may substitute 10cp from General Electives);
40 cp from Minor Units;
20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units;
10 cp from Psychology Community Engagement Unit;
20 cp from Elective Units (at least one psychology elective).
4. Progression Requirements
Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.
Progression Requirements for students transferring to the BPsych(Hons)
Students in the Bachelor of Psychological Science who have a GPA of 5.75 on the ACU seven point scale at the end of their second year may be eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). Students who transfer to the BPsych(Hons) must then maintain their GPA of 5.75 on the ACU seven point scale in their third year in order to be eligible to continue to the Honours year. In addition, students will be required to achieve at least four (4) Distinctions in the psychology units undertaken in the second and third year of the program. Students who do not meet these requirements might be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Justice and Change in a Global World (Pre: UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the anatomy of modern society, PHIL102 Theories of Human Nature, PHIL104 Introduction to Philosophy; Inc: UNCC301 Humanity in Catholic History and Culture, UNCC302 Human Dignity in International Context)
Critical Thinking and Research Skills for Psychology (Pre: PSYC206 Research Design & Statistics 2, and either PSYC213 Individual Differences or PSYC214 Learning and Behaviour)
Students may select as their General Electives units from the Schedule of Unit Offerings of other undergraduate programs at ACU, subject to unit availability and provided that prerequisite requirements are met.