Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) [End-on]
Bachelor Honours (AQF Level 8)
Professional accreditation status
This course is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete, in addition to this course, 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
Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved three-year sequence in psychology completed within the past 10 years; and a minimum program GPA of 5.5; or
Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved bridging degree that achieves foundational competencies within the past 10 years; and a minimum program GPA of 5.5; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above.
Special note: Applicants for the 2022 or 2023 intakes that have completed a JCU AQF Level 7 bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved three-year sequence in psychology within the past 10 years, and that do not meet the above–stated entry requirement, may be assessed as a transitional arrangement under the previous entry requirement of a credit average (GPA 5.0) across PY2103, PY2107 and a minimum of a distinction average (GPA 6.0) across 15 credit points of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101.
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.
Additional selection requirements
Entry to the program is by invitation of the College Dean.
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), graduates will be able to:
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Students may be required to undertake such tests and interviews as are considered necessary to assess their suitability to work in the helping professions.
Professional accreditation requirements
Graduates will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete 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.
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award