Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

General

Program Description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of an accredited three year sequence of study in Psychology in Australia or equivalent. IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on the Bond University 4.0 scale for all second and third year Psychology subjects and are assessed on academic merit.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is designed to provide students with an integrated, comprehensive, and complete education in the discipline of psychology. You will undertake advanced training in a range of methodological (research methods, psychometrics, statistics) and applied areas, and develop competence in conducting research. All applied material is based on the scientist-practitioner model, and evidence- based approaches to psychological intervention are stressed.

The program will provide you with advanced education and training in the core psychology graduate attributes, including but not limited to the following: Advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge in some of the core research areas of the discipline Knowledge of the theoretical and empirical bases underpinning the construction, implementation and interpretation of some of the most widely used cognitive and personality assessments Knowledge of the theoretical and empirical bases underpinning evidenced based approached to psychological intervention Explaining how the science and practice of psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Foundation Thesis Subjects (2)

  • Honours Thesis 1: Research Seminar and Ethics
  • Honours Thesis 2

Foundation Coursework Subjects (3)

  • Human Experimental Psychology
  • Multivariate Research Methods
  • Principles of Psychological Assessment

Elective Subjects (2)
Choose two of the approved elective subjects from the following list:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community and Health Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Social Cognition
  • The Scientist Practitioner Model

PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES

This program prepares you for a career in psychology. On completion of this course, you may apply for provisional registration as a psychologist providing you enrol in further postgraduate studies or undertake two years’ supervised training.

Under supervision, you will be able to pursue a career in the professional practice of psychology including clinical, forensic or organisational psychology, counselling, clinical neuropsychology, health and community psychology, sports psychology, research and other specialist areas.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Last updated July 2019

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