BP112 - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

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RMIT program code: BP112
Plan name: Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Plan code: BP112
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 035023D

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2017 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  Language Option Courses
 

In the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) you will complete an APAC accredited 3-year sequence of 12 Psychology subjects, comprising 11 core Psychology subjects and an APAC-approved program option to be completed in the second or third year of your program. You will also complete 10 Social Science subjects and three student electives. These electives can be selected from any elective offerings, or they can be used as part of a minor interest area stream. From 2017 there is scope to tailor your degree to include a minor interest area stream in Sociology, Cultural Studies, Sustainability, or Indigenous Studies; or to undertake study in a language. Please consult your program manager about these offerings.

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

 

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Year One of Program

In the first year of your program you will undertake five Social Science subjects, two Psychology subjects and an elective. If you are interested in following a minor interest area stream then you should consult your program manager regarding which program option courses to choose.

For your theree Social Science courses, you will undertake  Australian Society in a Global Context; Foundations of Social Research; Self, Identity and Agency; and both 2 psychology courses, Foundations of Pyschology and Principles of Psychology:

EITHER

any two of Power and Governance; Sustainable Futures; Indigenous Studies; or Intercultural Communication

OR

any one of Power and Governance; Sustainable Futures; Indigenous Studies; or Intercultural Communication

PLUS any language unit (listed in the table of languages at the end).

The HUSO2166 Foundations of Social Research course is offered in both 1st and 2nd semester. You enrol in either semester 1 or 2, not both. It is recommended that full time Psychology students enrol in this course in Semester 2. 

Please note the two first-year Psychology subjects are pre-requisites for entry into second-year Psychology subjects.

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus2576 (FF)
Foundations of Psychology12YesBESC1126City Campus2542 (CITY)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus3429 (FF)3330 (FF)
Principles of Psychology12YesBESC1123City Campus2500 (CITY)
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus3703 (FF)2589 (FF)
AND

Complete Two (2) of the following Option Courses. The Option Courses also includes the longer list of Language Option Courses which can be found after the Year 3 list of courses.

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sustainable Futures12ENVI1153City Campus2628 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus2710 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus2882 (FF)
2883 (INT)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus3055 (FF)2559 (FF)
AND

Select and complete One (1) course from:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

From your second year of study, you will be able to choose to add your APAC program option, to be undertaken at any time during your second or third year of study. You must have completed ONE of the two first year Psychology subjects in order to be eligible for this course.

If you wish to take the APAC program option Cross-Cultural and Organisational Psychology (offered in the Spring semester) then it is recommended you do so at the end of your second year, in order to meet the timing requirements for graduation in third year.

If you do not take your APAC program option in your second year, then you can undertake an elective in any elective subject area you choose. If you are undertaking a minor interest area stream then your program manager will be able to provide advice around which electives to select. 

The five second-year Psychology courses (excluding the APAC program option) are prerequisites for the third year Psychology subjects.

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Biological Psychology12YesBESC1190City Campus2548
Developmental Psychology12YesBESC1182City Campus2547
Research Methods in Psychology12YesBESC1449City Campus2546
Cognitive Psychology12YesBESC1178City Campus2503
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus2615 (FF)2584 (FF)
Social Psychology12YesBESC1186City Campus2504
Transformative Research & Evaluation12YesHUSO2393City Campus3526 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Courses from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

In your third year of study, you will undertake your APAC program option (if you haven't already done so in second year).

The APAC program options are:

BESC1441 Psychology of Gender (offered in semester 1);

BESC1429 Forensic Psychology (offered in semester 1); 

BESC1407 Applied Psychology Topics (offered in semester 2); and 

BESC1405 Cross-Cultural & Organisational Psychology (offered in the Spring semester).

If you are planning to graduate at the end of the year, then you should not choose the Cross-Cultural and Organisational Psychology program option in that same year, as marks will not be finalised in time for you to graduate.

If you are unable to select your preferred APAC program option through the EOL system, please contact your program manager for an Enrolment Variation Form.

In the third year of your program you will also complete any remaining electives, which may form part of a minor area interest stream as advised by your program manager.

You will also undertake your Capstone course, which involves a WIL component. Inquiries regarding this course can be emailed to guss.ugrd@rmit.edu.au for the attention of the Field Education Coordinator in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Professional Practices in Psychology12YesBESC1453City Campus2549
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology12YesBESC1437City Campus2550
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention12YesBESC1445City Campus2505
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences12YesBESC1433City Campus2506
Society and Psychology Capstone A12YesHUSO2391City Campus2633 (FF)2611 (FF)
Society and Psychology Capstone B12YesHUSO2392City Campus2634 (FF)2612 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
AND

Select and complete one of the following:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Psychology of Gender12YesBESC1441City Campus2554
Forensic Psychology12YesBESC1429City Campus2553
 
AND

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Language Option Courses

Please note this list refers to any program option slot OR elective slot where you may choose to undertake a language - it does not refer just to the third year of your studies.

Language Option Course List

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chinese 112YesLANG1068City Campus2795 (FF)2729 (FF)
Chinese 212YesLANG1069City Campus2797 (FF)2733 (FF)
Chinese 312YesLANG1070City Campus2800 (FF)
Chinese 412YesLANG1071City Campus2738 (FF)
Chinese 512YesLANG1072City Campus2802 (FF)
Chinese 612YesLANG1073City Campus2740 (FF)
Chinese Language and Society12YesLANG1245City Campus2804 (FF)
Chinese Language in Context12YesLANG1247City Campus2744 (FF)
Chinese through Drama12YesLANG1267City Campus2806 (FF)
Chinese for Professional Communication12YesLANG1266City Campus2742 (FF)
French 112YesLANG1167City Campus2808 (FF)2746 (FF)
French 212YesLANG1182City Campus2748 (FF)
French 312YesLANG1186City Campus2813 (FF)
French 412YesLANG1196City Campus2752 (FF)
French 512YesLANG1249City Campus2822 (FF)
French 612YesLANG1251City Campus2762 (FF)
French Language and Society12YesLANG1272City Campus2826 (FF)
French Language in Context12YesLANG1273City Campus2766 (FF)
German 112YesLANG1166City Campus2830 (FF)2768 (FF)
German 212YesLANG1180City Campus2770 (FF)
Greek 112YesLANG1014City Campus2835 (FF)
Greek 212YesLANG1015City Campus2774 (FF)
Greek 312YesLANG1032City Campus2836 (FF)
Greek 412YesLANG1033City Campus2775 (FF)
Greek 512YesLANG1017City Campus3171 (FF)
Greek 612YesLANG1019City Campus3092 (FF)
Italian 112YesLANG1021City Campus2837 (FF)2776 (FF)
Italian 212YesLANG1022City Campus2778 (FF)
Japanese 112YesLANG1093City Campus2839 (FF)2780 (FF)
Japanese 212YesLANG1094City Campus2782 (FF)
Japanese 312YesLANG1146City Campus2842 (FF)
Japanese 412YesLANG1095City Campus2784 (FF)
Japanese 512YesLANG1097City Campus2844 (FF)
Japanese 612YesLANG1098City Campus2786 (FF)
Japanese Language and Society12YesLANG1276City Campus2846 (FF)
Japanese Language in Context12YesLANG1277City Campus2788 (FF)
Spanish 112YesLANG1168City Campus2848 (FF)2791 (FF)
Spanish 212YesLANG1178City Campus2793 (FF)
Spanish 312YesLANG1184City Campus2850 (FF)
Spanish 412YesLANG1200City Campus2795 (FF)
Spanish 512YesLANG1207City Campus2852 (FF)
Spanish 612YesLANG1209City Campus2796 (FF)
Spanish Language in Context12YesLANG1279City Campus2798 (FF)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Associate Program Manager:

E: john.whyte@rmit.edu.au

 

Academic Advisor:

Laurel Mackenzie

E: laurel.mackenzie@rmit.edu.au

T: +61 3 9925 3396

Building 37: Level 2: Room 07

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

 

Program Administration:

E: guss.ugrd@rmit.edu.au

Building 37: Level 3: Room 11

 

 

 

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