Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology)
Places within the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program specialising in Psychology are limited by quota. Selection from applicants who met admission requirements will be based on ranking by GPA from previous Psychology studies. Quota size is determined by the availability of supervision places. Where the quota is filled in the Semester 1 intake, no further places will be offered in Semester 2 of that year.
In 2018, the quota was filled at the Semester 1 intake.
Extend your undergraduate specialisation
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) gives you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills in professional areas of psychology such as counselling, ethics, assessment, and intervention as well as your research skills. As such, this degree involves both coursework and a research project conducted under the supervision of a staff member. The skills you will learn will help you gain the competencies necessary to be an effective scientist-practitioner.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year program in psychology.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. However, there is a requirement to complete a further two years of supervised practice or an approved masters program after initial registration. You would also eligible to apply to the Australian Psychological Society for Associate Membership. If you achieve a high level of honours (either First Class or Second Class, Division A), you would be eligible to apply for a Masters program or PhD at USQ and other universities.
In addition to the courses listed below, all students are required to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|1 x major||8|
All students must attend the compulsory orientation and all workshops for the courses in which they are enrolled. These compulsory attendance requirements are a condition of the accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Orientation Semester 1, 2018:
- 9 February, 2018 either at Ipswich Campus or via Zoom from 9am to 12 noon
Workshops Semester 1, 2018:
- 12-16 February, 2018 at Ipswich Campus (Block 1)
- 3-6 and 9 April, 2018 at Ipswich Campus (Block 2)
Workshops Semester 2, 2018:
- 2 July, 2018 at Ipswich Campus and 3-6 July at Toowoomba Campus (Block 3)
- 2-6 July, 2018 at Ipswich Campus (Block 3)
- 3-6 September, 2018 at Toowoomba Campus (Block 4)
- 10-13 September, 2018 at Ipswich Campus (Block 4)
Deferment is not available for this program.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22930|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- 3-year degree or equivalent in the area of Honours study from a recognised institution, with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit)
- be current in their major area of study.
- To ensure currency of knowledge, students will normally have commenced their undergraduate degree no earlier than eight years previous to the year of application and will have satisfied requirements for the award of that degree no more than three years previously
- Candidates for the Psychology Major must have completed a program of study approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as constituting the first three years (or equivalent) of study in psychology within the last three years.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - Major round applications close Friday 26 October 2018 after which first round offers will be made. Top-up round applications close Friday 4 January 2019 for second round interviews, where quota has not been filled in the major round.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Friday 24 May 2019. Where the quota is filled in the Semester 1 intake, no further places will be offered in Semester 2.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 25 October 2019.