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 elective (from four 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 the 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 enrol in either Semester One  or Two, not both. Start of the year and mid-year intake students are advised to undertake both 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 Psychology 12 BESC1126 City Campus 2248
Psychology in Society 12 HUSO2421 City Campus 2534 (FF) 2493 (FF)
Australian Society in a Global Context 12 HUSO1207 City Campus 2474 (FF) 2442 (INT)
Principles of Psychology 12 BESC1123 City Campus 2223
Foundations of Social Research 12 Yes HUSO2166 City Campus 2259 (FF) 2236 (FF)
Public Policy 12 POLI1066 City Campus 2662 (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 Futures 12 ENVI1153 City Campus 1984 (FF)
Power and Governance 12 POLI1025 City Campus 2097 (FF)
Indigenous Studies 12 HUSO1296 City Campus 2489 (FF)
Youth Studies 1: Theories, Trends and Development 12 HUSO2414 City Campus 2668 (FF)
Intercultural Communication 12 SOCU1025 City Campus 2679 (FF)
Ethics and Reflexive Practice 12 Yes HWSS2164 City Campus 2619 (FF)
Self, Identity and Agency 12 HUSO2164 City Campus 2621 (FF)
Youth Studies 2: Representations and Research 12 HUSO2415 City Campus 2625 (FF)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment 12 ENVI1048 City Campus 1942 (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, it will replace one of the two university electives allocated to year 2.

If you do not take your APAC program option in year 2 then enrol 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 Psychology 12 Yes BESC1182 City Campus 2264
Biological Psychology 12 Yes BESC1190 City Campus 2265
Research Methods in Psychology 12 Yes BESC1449 City Campus 2266
Cognitive Psychology 12 Yes BESC1178 City Campus 2241
Social Psychology 12 Yes BESC1186 City Campus 2242
Transformative Research & Evaluation 12 Yes HUSO2393 City Campus 2494 (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;
  • Cross Cultural and Organisational Psychology (BESC1405)

If you are unable to select your preferred APAC program option through the EOL system, please contact your school via RMIT Connect or by submitting 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 20 day WIL field education component. Enquiries regarding this course can be emailed to belinda.johnson@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 Psychology 12 Yes BESC1453 City Campus 2270
Philosophy and Methodology of Psychology 12 Yes BESC1437 City Campus 2269
Psychopathology and Models of Intervention 12 Yes BESC1445 City Campus 2245
Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences 12 Yes BESC1433 City Campus 2244
Society and Psychology Capstone 12 Yes HUSO2391 City Campus 2533 (FF)
Contemporary Organisational Practices 12 HUSO1213 City Campus 2484 (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 Gender 12 Yes BESC1441 City Campus 2268
Forensic Psychology 12 Yes BESC1429 City Campus 2267
Applied Psychology Topics 12 BESC1408 City Campus 2232
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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