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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology - ARSC01

Course Code: ARSC01
Course Version: 2
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362184
CRICOS Code: 098995G
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 6.0, a score of not less than 7.0 in both reading and writing, and no band score below 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Fuse creative arts and psychology to explore new horizons

Combine the creativity of a versatile and professionally-oriented arts degree with the clinical psychological insights of a psychology degree and use that knowledge to explore new career possibilities.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology double degree will help you develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become an innovative and globally engaged creative thinker – with a clear and critical understanding of scientific psychology theories and research methods – while also establishing a solid foundation for those considering becoming a professional psychologist.

If you’re a creative thinker committed to pursuing a career as an engaging, thought provoking catalyst for change, then make sure you register for this course today.

Combine a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UC and you will:

  • explore creative ideas and ideologies designed to stimulate discussion and influence change
  • increase your knowledge of the scientific basis and core topics in the discipline of psychology, including in the areas of psychopathology, cognition and perception
  • increase your knowledge of the research methods used by psychologists and learn how to apply these methods to the design and conduct of studies and analyse and interpret results and write reports
  • enhance your ability to apply your knowledge in a critical way to problems related to behaviour and mental processes, and learn to distinguish scientific evidence
  • increase your understanding and application of values, research and professional ethics in psychological research and other professional contexts.

Career opportunities

A UC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree opens many doors in a range of sectors in both the public and private health care systems, including:
  • clinical psychology
  • policy and research
  • youth work
  • consumer research
  • advertising and marketing
  • human resources
  • industrial relations
  • program co-ordination and welfare.

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

For Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Psychology, students may require a Working with Vulnerable People card.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych
Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) BA (CreativeWrtg)
Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) BA (Cult&Herit)
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) BA (DigitalMedia)
Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) BA (FilmProd)
Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) BA (GlobalSt)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) Bachelor of Science in Psychology Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $30,000
2020 CSP $30,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Refer to individual courses. -

Course Duration

Standard 4 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternative exit award Diploma of Health Studies: Students may exit early from the Bachelor of Science in Psychology if they have passed 24 credit points that meet the following requirements: a. At least 12 credit points must be at Level 1/B; b. At least 12 credit points must have been completed at University of Canberra; and c. At least 12 credit points must be from units in any of the health disciplines. Alternative exit award Associate Degree of Health Studies: Students may exit early from the Bachelor of Science in Psychology if they have passed 48 credit points that meet the following requirements: a. At least 12 credit points must be at Level 1/B and 12 credit points at Level 2/I; b. At least 24 credit points must have been completed at University of Canberra; and c. At least 24 credit points must be from units in any of the health disciplines.

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