The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the first three years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study and training required to prepare graduates for employment in a range of careers that require critical thinking and an understanding of human psychological factors.
The degree focuses on providing a thorough knowledge of the theoretical basis of psychological science and prepares students to conduct an independent research project.
Upon completion of the degree, eligible students may undertake a fourth year of study by enrolling in the accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours. Completion of this fourth year of study is the minimal educational qualification to apply for conditional registration as a postgraduate intern in psychology in Australia.
The course aims to equip students with analytical skills in solving human, organisational and community-wide problems; competency in the design of research and interpretation of research findings; and a comprehensive understanding of statistical methods.
The structure moves from basic theory to application, with a strong emphasis on acquisition of an understanding of the scientific principles leading to effective professional practice. Some second and third year units involve applied skills (e.g. personal reflection, demonstration of testing methods and other assessment techniques and methods for facilitating behaviour change) while others emphasise areas in experimental psychology, statistics and research methods.
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