Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

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Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) BSocSc(Psych)(Hons)

Availability

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) (1505PS)

Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Honours must meet the following Admission Requirements:

* Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited undergraduate program within the previous five years with a Grade Point Average of no less than 6.0 (a Distinction average) in core level 2 & 3 psychology subjects (equivalent full-time) of  the accredited sequence.

OR

* Completion of an APAC accredited Graduate Diploma program within the previous five years with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 excluding any introductory psychology subjects.

AND

* Completion of PSY301 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology with Charles Sturt University or the equivalent from an APAC accredited program.

OR

* Completion of PSY 461 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology with Charles Sturt University or the equivalent from an APAC accredited program. 
 
English Language Proficiency
An Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6 with no individual score below 5.5 or a qualification deemed by CSU to be equivalent as outlined in the CSU Concordance Table.
 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

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 (2) core coursework subjects (16 points)
  • two (2) 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

NB: All subjects have compulsory residential schools

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 Director.

All subjects in this course require attendance at compulsory residential schools, which may be scheduled at either Bathurst or Wagga Wagga campus.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

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
PSY425 Cognitive Science
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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