Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Professional accreditation status
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. BPsychSc(Hons) or GDipPsych) plus either a two year Psychology Board of Australia approved postgraduate program, or a one year Psychology Board of Australia approved postgraduate program plus one year of supervised practice.
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
English (Units 3/4,C)
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.
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Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science, graduates will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.
Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
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 Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis
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
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
PY2018:03 Intercultural Psychology and Cross Cultural Communication
PY2104:03 Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health
PY2109:03 The World around Us: Environmental Psychology
PY2110:03 Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology
PY3104:03 Counselling Principles and Practice for Diverse Environments
PY3105:03 Working it: Psychology in the Workforce
PY3106:03 Historical Narratives: Foundations of Modern Psychology
PY3109:03 Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind
PY3110:03 Sensing and Interpreting the World: a Psychology Perspective
PY3111:03 Population Clinical Health Promotion and Communication
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 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.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. BPsychSc(Hons) or GDipPsych) plus two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Clinical)) with one further year of supervised practice.
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
48 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 17 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
A maximum of 9 credit points of credit may be granted at level 3.Up to 24 credit points may be granted only to applicants who have been awarded a Diploma of Higher Education (Psychological Science).
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.
Available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]
Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean.
Completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science; and
Achievement of a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across PY2103, PY2107, and a minimum grade point average of 6.0 (i.e. distinction average) across 15 credit points of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101 in the Bachelor of Psychological Science.