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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

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This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced study in psychology.

  • Why study this course?

    This course provides an avenue to postgraduate training. It also satisfies the minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist.

    Professional recognition

    This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) is designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced study in psychology. This course provides an avenue to postgraduate training. It also satisfies the minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a Psychologist.

    Students must complete:

    • two core coursework subjects (16 points)
    • two elective subjects (16 Points)
    • Dissertation (32 points)

    PSY404 Psychological Assessment *
    PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology *
    PSY421 Clinical Psychology Treatment
    PSY422 Forensic Psychology
    PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
    PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)*
    PSY425 Cognitive Science
    PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
    PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

    * Core subject

    Enrolment pattern

    Subjects within the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) are offered either through the Bathurst campus or the Wagga Wagga campus. The suggested enrolment patterns below are for students who complete the course either through Bathurst or through Wagga Wagga. However, it is possible for students to alter this pattern by choosing to enrol in subjects at different campuses, some at Bathurst and some at Wagga Wagga. The consequence of this is that students may need to attend different campuses for residential schools.

    Part Time Bathurst

    Session 1 (Year 1)

    PSY404 Psychological Assessment
    PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

    Session 2 (Year 1)

    and two from:
    PSY421 Clinical Psychology Treatment
    PSY422 Forensic Psychology
    PSY425 Cognitive Science
    PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

    Session 1 (Year 2)

    PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (commenced)

    Session 2 (Year 2)

    PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (completed)

    Part Time Wagga Wagga

    Session 1 (Year 1)

    Two from
    PSY421 Clinical Psychology Treatment
    PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
    PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology

    Session 2 (Year 2)

    PSY404 Psychological Assessment
    PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

    Session 1 (Year 2)

    PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (commenced)

    Session 2 (Year 2)

    PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (completed)

    Full time enrolment is subject to approval by the course coordinator.

    All subjects in this course require attendance at compulsory residential schools, which may be scheduled at either Bathurst or Wagga Wagga campus. More information is available from psychadmin@csu.edu.au.

  • Residential schools

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
    PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
    PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
    PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
    PSY425 Cognitive Science
    PSY422 Forensic Psychology
    PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation
    PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics
    PSY404 Psychological Assessment

  • Admission information

    Minimum admission requirements are:

    • completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three year sequence (either an APAC accredited undergraduate program or an APAC accredited Graduate Diploma) within the previous five years
    • a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or better in an APAC accredited Graduate Diploma or in the core psychology level 2 and 3 subjects of an APAC accredited undergraduate program
    • the successful completion of PSY301 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology or PSY461 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
      or
    • to have what is deemed to be the equivalent of the above three requirements from another institution

     

    Applicants for Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) must include an additional application form with their enrolment form confirming that their undergraduate psychology major is APAC accredited.

     

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYNNJAPZ
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstCGSYNNEAPZ

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
    Supplementary application forms

    Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) - Supplementary Form

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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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  • About the School
    School of Psychology

    Whether you study psychology to advance your knowledge or as a career, CSU’s courses offered through the School of Psychology may be just what you are looking for. The School delivers courses at Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga, as well as online, and uses the disciplines knowledge to enhance human well-being. A psychology degree can provide opportunities to gain provisional accreditation to practice as a psychologist. You could also apply your understanding of human nature to bring a compassionate outlook to a career in another field such as human resources or teaching.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS013 - Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences

    Any of the following subjects are recommended for students who wish to improve the areas of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS022 - Writing at University
    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (F2F Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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