HON – Bachelor with Honours (AQF level 8)
Professional accreditation status
This course is conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) until there are graduates and at that time it will receive full accreditation.
Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete, in addition to this course, two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) with one further year of supervised practice.
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
A candidate admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at this university will be permitted to continue to the fourth year of study if that candidate has obtained a minimum of a Credit average (65%) across PY2103, PY2107 and a minimum of a Distinction average (75%) across 15 CPs of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101.
96 credit points as per course structure
Course Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), graduates will be able to:
PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: From Brain to Practice
PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: From Perception to Reality
PY1103:03 Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think About Weird Things
PY1106:03 Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & Disseminating
PY2103:03 Describing and Analysing Behaviour
PY2107:03 Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour
PY2111:03 Learning Processes, Behaviour and Performance
PY2112:03 Memory and Cognition
PY2101:03 Psychological Neuroscience
PY2106:03 Through the Looking Glass: Development Across the Lifespan
PY3101:03 Psychological Research Methods and Interpretation
PY3102:03 Social Psychology in Everyday Life
PY3103:03 Mining the Mind: Psychopathology
PY3107:03 Psychological Assessment in Action
PY3108:03 Personality Psychology: Decoding the Mysteries of Humans
PY4104:06 Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2
PY4105:06 Psychology Thesis Part 2 of 2
PY4112:03 Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice
PY4113:03 Design and Analysis for Research
PY4114:03 Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner model
PY4115:03 Psychology: Now and the Future
Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects
Select 6 credit points of specified PY level 2 subjects from List 1
Select 9 credit points of specified PY level 3 subjects from List 2
PY2104:03 Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health
PY2109:03 The World Around Us: Environmental Psychology
PY2018:03 Intercultural Psychology and Cross Cultural Communication
PY2110:03 Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology
PY3111:03 Population Clinical Health Promotion and Communication
PY3104:03 Counselling Principles and Practice for Diverse Environments
PY3109:03 Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind
PY3106:03 Historical Narratives: Foundations of Modern Psychology
PY3105:03 Working it: Psychology in the workforce
PY3110:03 Sensing and interpreting the world: a psychological perspective
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
4 years full time or equivalent part time.
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Must successfully complete all level 1 requirements before attempting any level 2 subjects.
Must successfully complete 50% (12 credit points) of level 2 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject.
Must successfully complete the first three years (72 credit points) before proceeding to level 4.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited Master’s degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Clinical)) with one further year of supervised practice.
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
The grade of Honours (I, IIA, IIB, III) will be determined by the relevant College Examiner’s meeting after a student has completed the credit point requirements for their degree, by consideration of both the Grade Point Average earned by the student in the level four research components of the program and the Grade Point Average achieved by the student over all four, level four course work subjects.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures
63 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 18 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (HONOURS)
Inclusion of majors on
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 72 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Psychological Science