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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2021 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. All courses may not be available each semester.

  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 courses and one APAC-approved program option (from three options). You must also complete 7 core Social Science courses, 2 Social Science program options (from an approved list of options) and 3 student electives.

Electives can be selected from any elective offerings.

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

If you wish to study additional courses that are not part of your program, you will be unable to study those additional courses and receive Commonwealth support. This is because the additional courses do not contribute towards your degree.  See here for further information.

 

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Year One of Program

In the first year of your program you will undertake:

  • Two Psychology courses.
  • Four core Social Science courses.
  • Two Program options courses (from the list).

Your Social Science option subjects can be either:

  • Any two of the listed option courses

OR

  • Any two ofthe Language courses which can be found via elective search on University Elective  page. Please note, LANG is the subject area to search the language courses offered in RMIT. 

OR

  • Any one of the listed options plus any one language course.

 

The courses:  Foundations of Social Research (HUSO2166), Psychology in Society (HUSO2421); Public Policy (POLI1066) ; Australian Society in a Global Context (HUSO1207) are offered in both semesters. You must enroll in either Semester One  or Two, not both. It is advised that you undertake Australian Society in a Global Context and Psychology in Society in your first semester of study.

Note: Foundations of Psychology and Principles of Psychology are prerequisites 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

Foundations of Psychology12BESC1126City Campus2248
Psychology in Society12YesHUSO2421City Campus2534 (FF)2493 (FF)
Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus2474 (FF)2442 (INT)
Principles of Psychology12BESC1123City Campus2223
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus2259 (FF)2236 (FF)
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus2662 (INT)2620 (FF)
AND

Complete Two (2) of the following Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Sustainable Futures12ENVI1153City Campus1984 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus2097 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus2489 (FF)
Youth Studies 1: Theories, Trends and Development12HUSO2414City Campus2668 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus2679 (FF)
Ethics and Reflexive Practice12YesHWSS2164City Campus2619 (FF)
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus2621 (FF)
Youth Studies 2: Representations and Research12HUSO2415City Campus2625 (FF)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment12ENVI1048City Campus1942 (FF)
2012 (INT)
 
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 courses in order to be eligible for this course.

If you choose to take the APAC program option in year 2 then it will replace one of your 2 university electives allocated to year 2.

If you do not take your APAC program option in year 2 then enroll into any 2 university electives

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

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Developmental Psychology12YesBESC1182City Campus2264
Biological Psychology12YesBESC1190City Campus2265
Research Methods in Psychology12YesBESC1449City Campus2266
Cognitive Psychology12YesBESC1178City Campus2241
Social Psychology12YesBESC1186City Campus2242
Transformative Research & Evaluation12YesHUSO2393City Campus2494 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) 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:

  • Psychology of Gender (BESC1441) offered in Semester 1;
  • Forensic Psychology (BESC1429) offered in Semester 1; 
  • Applied Psychology Topics (BESC1407) offered in Semester 2.

If you are unable to select your preferred APAC program option through the EOL system, please contact your school via RMIT Connect or putting a query through the online portal.

In the third year of your program you will also complete any remaining electives.

You will also undertake your Capstone course, which involves a WIL component. Enquiries regarding this course can be emailed to psychology.gusswil@rmit.edu.au.

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 Campus2270
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology12YesBESC1437City Campus2269
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention12YesBESC1445City Campus2245
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences12YesBESC1433City Campus2244
Society and Psychology Capstone12YesHUSO2391City Campus2533 (FF)
Contemporary Organisational Practices12HUSO1213City Campus2484 (FF)2451 (FF)
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 Campus2268
Forensic Psychology12YesBESC1429City Campus2267
Applied Psychology Topics12BESC1408City Campus2232
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 

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Program structure enquiries

Program Manager

Belinda Johnson
Email: belinda.johnson@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 8280
Location:B008 F10 R31

Administrative Enquiries:

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

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
360 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000
B008 F10 R047

 

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