Bachelor of Psychological Science [Exit Award Only]
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This program is available to students who have completed all 1000, 2000 3000 level courses of the Bachelor of Psychology 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.
This program provides an excellent grounding in the scientific basis of human behaviour and the acquisition of a number of highly sought after skills. The Bachelor of Psychological Science program is based on a strong theoretical and empirical foundation.
Graduates from this program have a valuable degree with skills and knowledge that span a wide range of careers. Graduates can apply for graduate entry to government departments or take positions in human service industries, human resource management, corporate employment and in private enterprise. Graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate study such as a Masters of Human Resource Management.
The Careers Service offers a wide array of information on career opportunities for students graduating with the Bachelor of Psychological Science. More information can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/degrees-to-careers/degree/psychology.html
1) Students currently in the Bachelor of Psychology 4 year program who elect to exit their degree with an accredited 3 year degree may contact the relevant Program Officer 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 will graduate with the Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Mathematics and Biology.
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, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ 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/students/international/student-support/ 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 semester or early in the semester. 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 reasonably 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, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ 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/unit/ctl/lsp/
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.
The requirements and structure of the program are identical to the first three years of the Bachelor of Psychology program. Please refer to the program handbook for the Bachelor of Psychology for further details.
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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