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Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychological Science

Location
Townsville
Commencing
February, July
Duration
4 years full-time
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
English
Desirable: Maths B (4,SA) or Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
CRICOS code
085453A
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This course prepares you so that you can choose between a whole range of rewarding and interesting careers in business or psychological practice. You can choose from a diverse list of Majors and subject areas. You'll gain skills that equip you to build a career in:

  • Private psychology practices
  • Counselling roles in business, community or government organisations
  • Human resources management
  • Staff training and professional development
  • Business and market research
  • Education (with further training)
  • and much more, depending on your choice of major...

Professional recognition

If you plan to apply for registration as a Psychologist, you must complete an accredited fourth year of study, such as a Graduate Diploma of Psychology or a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). Once that is done, you'll require two years of supervised practice in the field, or an accredited Masters degree such as a Master of Psychology (Clinical), with one further year of supervised practice.

Depending on the business major you select, you may be eligible to apply for membership of professional organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Human Resources Institute or the Australian Marketing Institute.

Learn analytic thinking and scientific research methods that are relevant to many careers. The course gives you the academic knowledge and practical skills that are valuable if you want to practice in Psychology - and are equally valued by employers in diverse business fields.

This broad four-year course of studies offers you many options, and equips you with knowledge and experience in fields that will help you achieve your career goals.

JCU's Psychology staff have a research focus that will give you opportunities to learn about:

  • Forensic psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Mental health
  • Stress
  • Cognitive sciences
  • Personality assessment
  • Ageing and geriatric mental health.

Choose from a range of majors available within the Bachelor of Business. A major is your area of specialisation - not all majors are available at each campus.

Honours

Honours is available in each discipline as additional 24 credit points of study. Please refer to either the Bachelor of Business (Honours), or the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Handbook for eligibility information.

What you need to know before you apply

Certified copies of supporting documents

You must supply the following information with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:

James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.

Credit and Articulation

Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Entry requirements

As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.

Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.

If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

How to apply

Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.

Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.

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Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at enquiries@jcu.edu.au or phone: +61 7 4781 5601

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Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Handbook year

2020

Course Code

114310

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

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 an accredited fourth year course (e.g. GDipPsych or BPsychSc(Hons)) 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.

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course prerequisites

English

Recommended: Maths B desirable

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge necessary for a career in business related professions

  • Synthesise underlying principles and concepts for making business decisions

  • Critically analyse the core professional obligations, values and operations of organisations including sustainability

  • Critically evaluate data and resources in the context of relevant academic literature

  • Apply critical thinking to address issues in business

  • Convey information clearly and fluently, in high quality written form appropriate for their audience

  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences

  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively

  • Apply technical skills, including numeracy, necessary for professional practice in business

  • Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice

  • Identify and act upon, learning opportunities and self-improvements

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical developments, in the core areas of psychology
  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence bases in the core areas of psychology
  • Review and reflect on the methods and ethics of scientific investigation as applied to psychology
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to solve psychological questions with intellectual independence
  • Apply advanced English language and technological and numeracy skills to generate, interpret and communicate knowledge, data, arguments and research findings appropriate for a variety of audiences
  • Adapt and apply research skills and psychological understanding, including where appropriate knowledge of cultural diversity, to investigate human and animal behaviour in diverse contexts
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one's own learning and practice in collaboration with others

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Principles of Economics

BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

BU1105:03 Business Communication

BU1112:03 Business Law

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

Level 2

PY2103:03 Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis

PY2107:03 Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

BU2108:03 Marketing Matters

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

Level 3

BU3101:03 Professional Internship or BU3102:03 Multi-Disciplinary Project or BU3103:03 Independent Project

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

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences subjects (from the following prefixes: AN, AR, AY, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS) or BU and BX level 2 and BU and BX level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select a Business major from Table A

Table A (BUSINESS MAJORS)

Type of major

Optional, single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Banking and Finance

External

Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Townsville

External

Economics

Townsville

External

 

Financial Management

Townsville

External

Hospitality and Tourism Management

External

 

Human Resources Management

Townsville

External

 

International Business

External

 

Management

Townsville

External

 

Marketing

Townsville

External

 

Sports and Events Management

Townsville

External

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

The accredited sequence in Psychology leads to provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia with the addition of a fourth year of accredited studies in psychology e.g. Graduate Diploma of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Not permitted for Psychology subjects (subjects with the prefix SP or PY)

Supplementary exam for
final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

60 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS – BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Approved abbreviation

BBus-BPsychSc

This is a joint degree

Yes

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed ALL appropriate subjects for the relevant degree, may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Psychological Science.

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.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in each discipline as additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

A student admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science at this university may be invited by the College Dean to undertake the Honours degree in Psychology if that student has

Psychology Honours

  • obtained a minimum of 72 credit points including successful completion of all Psychology level 1, 2 and 3 subjects prescribed in Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • obtained a minimum of a Credit average (65%) across PY2103, PY2107 and a minimum Distinction average (75%) across 15 credit points of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101

Business Honours

Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Honours is to be taken.

Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$32,280 (Estimate only)

Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.

JCU offers pathway study options if you don't meet the academic of English language requirements for direct entry into your preferred JCU degree, or if you want to enhance your career prospects. Contact us for more information.

Applicants with TAFE diplomas in Business, Business and Commerce Studies, Events, Hospitality, Human Resources Management, Management, and Travel and Tourism can apply for credit.

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