Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended)
Interested in understanding and predicting how people will act under particular circumstances? Do you want to explore the underlying processes which explain how people think and feel?
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) you will prepare you to describe and examine types of psychological phenomena using the scientific method, and then apply these findings to produce solutions to psychological problems such as treating mental illness or evaluating job performance.
The degree will cover various areas of psychological study, including personality, neuroscience, health, human development, career, legal, memory, attention, intelligence and motivation, as well as how to study these using statistical methods, and the importance of applying a cross-cultural perspective and adhering to professional ethical standards.
Which Psychology degree is for me?
All USQ psychology degrees will study the same compulsory 12 unit psychology courses. Which degree is right for you will depend on your interests and goals.
- The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) will provide you with the opportunity to complement your psychology major with another major or two minors. Perhaps Counselling or Human Resource Management?
- Within the Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) you will delve deeper into advanced theory and practice in psychological sciences, ending your degree with two-unit capstone course, which will be research-focused or practitioner-focused (undertaking a work placement).
- Studying the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) has a greater focus on developing your professional portfolio through psychological-skills based courses. This degree is particularly beneficial if your primary focus is working with clients.
Completion of either the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) or Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) with a qualifying grade point average will enable students to apply for entry into Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology).
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) major will meet full accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a three-year sequence of study.
The practical components embedded into the coursework of this degree make graduates stand out in the job market. You may find work in the public or private sector, marketing, human resources, counselling or sports psychology.
Registration as a provisional psychologist will require completion of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology).
Other majors for the Bachelor of Science include: Animal Science, Astronomical and Space Sciences, Computing, Counselling, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Physical Sciences and Wine Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9527|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22400|
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.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 17/62. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
- Mathematics A
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
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.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.