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The Bachelor of Psychological Science degree program (Program Code 11698) is a Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate coursework program.
This program is available to students who have completed all 1000, 2000 3000 level courses of the Bachelor of Psychology (Program Code 11394) or the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Program Code 12362) and wish to graduate with the three year BPsycSc. A Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with psychological insights about human nature which are both interesting and relevant to everyday life.
All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.
1) Students currently in the Bachelor of Psychology (Program Code 11394) or the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Program Code 12362) 4 year programs who elect to exit their degree with an accredited 3 year degree may contact the relevant Program Advisor to request to exit with the Bachelor of Psychological Science award.
2) Students do not meet the academic requirements for progress to the 4th year of the Bachelor of Psychology (Program Code 11394) or the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Program Code 12362) will graduate with the Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Mathematics and Biology.
Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 8 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the University. If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, please go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/enrolment-and-course-information/credit-transfer-and-cross-institutional-enrolment/ and click on how to apply for credit.
Honours is not awarded in this program.
This program is accredited as a three year undergraduate program with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). While the degree award is for those students who do wish to pursue a career other than psychology, graduates who have a credit average are eligible to apply for a 4th year of psychology such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychology at some future time.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Psychological Science will have completed a three year accredited sequence. Please note that an accredited 4th year is required for Bachelor of Psychological Science graduates who might consider seeking provisional registration with the Psychologists Board of Australia.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support
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The requirements and structure of the program are identical to the first three years of the Bachelor of Psychology (Program Code 11394) or the Bachelor of Psycholgy (Honours) (Program Code 12362) programs. Please refer to the program handbook for the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) for further details.
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From 2015 there will be no new intake in the Bachelor of Psychology (Program Code 11394) as this program has been replaced by the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Program Code 12362). Where appropriate, students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology program will be transitioned to the new Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.
From 2015, students who transfer to the new Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program may qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science under the new program structure.
From 2015, students who remain enrolled in the previous Bachelor of Psychology program may also qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science under the program structure in which they enrolled.
Please consult with your Program Advisor if you wish to exit the Bachelor of Psychology (Program Code 11394) or the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Program Code 12362) with the Bachelor of Psychological Science.
The program was reviewed and changes were made to the degree for 2012. - Students who commenced the B Psychology program prior to 2012 can qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science as per program rules prior to 2012, or as per the 2012 revised program rules.
- Students who commence the Bachelor of Psychology students from 2012 can qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science but must adhere to the revised 2012 program rules.
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