The Bachelor of Psychology offered at the University of Newcastle includes an Honours program for students that excel during their undergraduate study.

Bachelor of Psychology

Honours

With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with Honours have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.

If you achieve results throughout the first three years that meet the requirements (determined by the Faculty), you will be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours.

Entry into Honours is restricted. You must complete 240 units of compulsory and elective courses outlined for the first three years and achieve a minimum GPA of 5.5. The award of Honours is based on academic performance in your third and fourth year:

Honours Class I: you will require a GPA of 6.0 or more in the 3000/4000 level courses undertaken and an average mark of 85 or over for the 40 unit Research Component.

Honours Class IIA: you will require a GPA of 6.0 or more in the 3000/4000 level courses undertaken and an average mark of 75 or over for the 40 unit Research Component

OR a GPA of 5.5 or more in the 3000/4000 level courses undertaken and an average mark of 85 or over for the 40 unit Research Component.

Honours Class IIB: you will require a GPA of 5.5 or more in the 3000/4000 level courses undertaken and an average mark of 65 or over for the 40 unit Research Component.

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*Please note this criterion is currently under review.

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