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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2019 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 

To attain a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) you must complete:

An APAC accredited 3-year undergraduate sequence comprising 11 core Psychology subjects and one APAC-approved program option (from four options). You must also complete seven core Social Science subjects, two Social Science program options (from an approved list of options) and two student electives.

Electives can be selected from any elective 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:

  • Two Psychology subjects.
  • Three core Social Science subjects.
  • Two Social Science options subjects (from the list).
  • One free student elective.

Your Social Science option subjects can be either:

  • Any two of the listed option courses

OR

  • Any one ofthe listed option courses PLUS any Language unit (listed in the table of Language subjects at the end).

You can elect to 'save' your elective to do later in your degree - this especially applies to students interested in overseas exchange.

The course Foundations of Social Research (HUSO2166)is offered in both semesters. You must enrol in either Semester One or Two, not both. It is recommended that full time Psychology students enrol in this course in Semester Two. 

Note: Foundations of Psychology and Principles of Psychology are pre-requisites for entry into all second-year Psychology subjects.

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus2601 (FF)
Foundations of Psychology12BESC1126City Campus2592
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus2573 (FF)
3162 (INT)
Principles of Psychology12BESC1123City Campus2579
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus2588 (FF)2179 (FF)
Psychology in Society12HUSO2421City Campus2651 (FF)
AND

Complete Two (2) of the following Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sustainable Futures12ENVI1153City Campus2234 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus2336 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus2207 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus2542 (FF)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment12ENVI1048City Campus2588 (FF)
Applied Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples12HUSO2301City Campus2378 (WFF)
Alcohol and/or Other Drugs Interventions12HWSS2171City Campus2625 (FF)
Working with Clients with Co-existing disorders12YesHWSS2172City Campus2583 (FF)
 
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

Developmental Psychology12YesBESC1182City Campus2595
Biological Psychology12YesBESC1190City Campus2593
Research Methods in Psychology12YesBESC1449City Campus2594
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus2559 (FF)2544 (FF)
Cognitive Psychology12YesBESC1178City Campus2566
Social Psychology12YesBESC1186City Campus2567
Transformative Research & Evaluation12YesHUSO2393City Campus2605 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course 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:

  • Psychology of Gender (BESC1441) offered in Semester 1;
  • Forensic Psychology (BESC1429) offered in Semester 1; 
  • Applied Psychology Topics (BESC1407) offered in Semester 2; 
  • Cross-Cultural & Organisational Psychology (BESC1405) 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 Capstone 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 Campus2597
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology12YesBESC1437City Campus2629
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention12YesBESC1445City Campus2570
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences12YesBESC1433City Campus2582
Society and Psychology Capstone12YesHUSO2391City Campus2562 (WFF)2547 (WFF)
Contemporary Organisational Practices12HUSO1213City Campus2324 (FF)
2325 (INT)
2332 (FF)
2333 (INT)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Psychology of Gender12YesBESC1441City Campus2599
Forensic Psychology12YesBESC1429City Campus2598
Applied Psychology Topics12BESC1408City Campus2581
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

 

Program Manager:

Belinda Johnson

Tel: +61 3 9925 8280

E: belinda.johnson@rmit.edu.au

Building 8, Level 7, Room 39

 

 

Administrative Enquiries:

RMIT Connect Student Portal - https://rmit.service-now.com/connect

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

Building 37: Level 3: Room 11

411 Swanston Street Melbourne, 3000

 

 

 

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