Important changes to Bachelor of Psychology
There have been changes to the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Psychology program that offer a number of different pathways to students.
Entry into fourth year is now restricted by Australian Psychology Accreditation Standards and is no longer automatic. Students will need to meet certain requirements to progress, including a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5, which is calculated based on second and third year results. Those that go on to fourth year will specialise in a specific area of psychology and conduct their own research project and have the potential to graduate with Honours.
This means that students have the option of graduating in third year with a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, which offers career opportunities in areas such as human resources, management, community services, marketing or research. While those that meet the criteria can continue on to fourth year and move towards professional practice as registered psychologists.
Qualifications in psychology can be applied across a number of sectors including recruitment firms, education, health services, police forces and training services. Employment opportunities for psychology graduates have risen significantly over the past ten years and are now in the top 10% of all careers in relation to job opportunities.
Find out more about our Bachelor of Psychology degree.