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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2018 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  (Year Three of Program
 
OR  Language Option Courses
 )

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 three student electives.

Electives can be selected from any elective offerings.

Should you wish to add the Indigenous Specialisation to your degree then you will select three Indigenous Studies electives and an Indigenous Studies program option. This specialisation will appear on your transcript.

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) and one free student elective 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 languages at the end).

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

The course HUSO2166 Foundations of Social Researchis 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 Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus1764 (FF)
Foundations of Psychology12YesBESC1126City Campus1183 (CITY)
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus3344 (FF)
Principles of Psychology12YesBESC1123City Campus1190 (CITY)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus1767 (FF)1953 (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 Campus2244 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus1860 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus1636 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus1777 (FF)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment12ENVI1048City Campus2082 (FF)
Indigenous Policy12POLI1102City Campus1957 (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

Developmental Psychology12YesBESC1182City Campus1188
Biological Psychology12YesBESC1190City Campus1189
Research Methods in Psychology12YesBESC1449City Campus1187
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus1793 (FF)2028 (FF)
Cognitive Psychology12YesBESC1178City Campus1193
Social Psychology12YesBESC1186City Campus1194
Transformative Research & Evaluation12YesHUSO2393City Campus3345 (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 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 Campus1190
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology12YesBESC1437City Campus1191
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention12YesBESC1445City Campus1195
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences12YesBESC1433City Campus1196
Society and Psychology Capstone A12YesHUSO2391City Campus3359 (WFF)3346 (WFF)
Society and Psychology Capstone B12YesHUSO2392City Campus3360 (WFF)3347 (WFF)
AND

Select and complete one (1) of the following Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Psychology of Gender12YesBESC1441City Campus1195
Forensic Psychology12YesBESC1429City Campus1194
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
OR

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Language Option Courses

You may choose to add a language unit as one of your Social Science program options:

Language Option Course List

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chinese 112YesLANG1068City Campus1668 (FF)1820 (FF)
Chinese 212YesLANG1069City Campus1823 (FF)
Chinese 312YesLANG1070City Campus1673 (FF)
Chinese 412YesLANG1071City Campus1829 (FF)
Chinese 512YesLANG1072City Campus1675 (FF)
Chinese 612YesLANG1073City Campus1836 (FF)
Chinese Language and Society12YesLANG1245City Campus1677 (FF)
Chinese Language in Context12YesLANG1247City Campus1845 (FF)
Chinese through Drama12YesLANG1267City Campus1679 (FF)
Chinese for Professional Communication12YesLANG1266City Campus1840 (FF)
French 112YesLANG1167City Campus1979 (FF)1929 (FF)
French 212YesLANG1182City Campus1931 (FF)
French 312YesLANG1186City Campus1981 (FF)
French 412YesLANG1196City Campus1851 (FF)
French 512YesLANG1249City Campus1689 (FF)
French 612YesLANG1251City Campus1853 (FF)
French Language and Society12YesLANG1272City Campus1692 (FF)
French Language in Context12YesLANG1273City Campus1857 (FF)
German 112YesLANG1166City Campus1694 (FF)1861 (FF)
German 212YesLANG1180City Campus1866 (FF)
Greek 112YesLANG1014City Campus1700 (FF)
Greek 212YesLANG1015City Campus1885 (FF)
Greek 312YesLANG1032City Campus1701 (FF)
Greek 412YesLANG1033City Campus1886 (FF)
Greek 512YesLANG1017City Campus1703 (FF)
Greek 612YesLANG1019City Campus1887 (FF)
Italian 112YesLANG1021City Campus1710 (FF)1888 (FF)
Italian 212YesLANG1022City Campus1890 (FF)
Japanese 112YesLANG1093City Campus1712 (FF)1892 (FF)
Japanese 212YesLANG1094City Campus1895 (FF)
Japanese 312YesLANG1146City Campus1720 (FF)
Japanese 412YesLANG1095City Campus1898 (FF)
Japanese 512YesLANG1097City Campus1723 (FF)
Japanese 612YesLANG1098City Campus1900 (FF)
Japanese Language and Society12YesLANG1276City Campus1733 (FF)
Japanese Language in Context12YesLANG1277City Campus1902 (FF)
Spanish 112YesLANG1168City Campus1738 (FF)1914 (FF)
Spanish 212YesLANG1178City Campus1916 (FF)
Spanish 312YesLANG1184City Campus1741 (FF)
Spanish 412YesLANG1200City Campus1921 (FF)
Spanish 512YesLANG1207City Campus1756 (FF)
Spanish 612YesLANG1209City Campus1923 (FF)
Spanish Language and Society12YesLANG1278City Campus1761 (FF)
Spanish Language in Context12YesLANG1279City Campus2593 (FF)
)

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

 

Program Manager:

John Whyte

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 7

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

 

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