Bachelor of Psychology

 

Bachelor of Psychology


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPPSYCHO-02 / BHPSYCHH-01

Bachelor of Psychology

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is either on the basis of completion of secondary study via the NSW Higher School Certificate, leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent (and subject to special admissions provisions as set out in the Coursework Rule).

4 Requirements for award

(1)
Students are required to nominate either the Science stream or the Arts and Social Sciences stream upon commencement of candidature.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Psychology, students must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising all common requirements and units from either Arts and Social Sciences or Science.
(3)
Common requirements for all students
(a)
no more than 60 credit points of junior units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 12 credit points of junior Psychology units of study, with a minimum average mark of 65; and
(c)
24 credit points of intermediate Psychology units of study (PSYC2011 / PSYC2911, PSYC2012, PSYC2013, PSYC2014), with a minimum average mark of 75; and
(d)
a minimum of 30 credit points of senior Psychology units of study (which must include PSYC3010 and PSYC3018) with a minimum average mark of 75; and
(e)
48 credit points of Psychology Honours units of study from the Honours units of study table.
(4)
Science Stream
(a)
The only units of study which may be taken by students in the Science stream of the degree are set out in Table 1 from the Faculty of Science and Table A and Table B from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(b)
Students in the Science stream must complete a minimum of 96 credit points from Science subject areas in Table 1 before progression to Honours; including:
(i)  a minimum of 12 credit points from the Science subject areas of Mathematics and Statistics; and
(ii)  a minimum of 12 credit points of Junior units of study from Science subject areas other than Psychology and Mathematics and Statistics; or
(5)
Arts and Social Sciences Stream
(a)
The only units of study which may be taken by students in the Arts and Social Sciences stream of the degree are set out in Table A from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Table 1 from the Faculty of Science. Units of study cannot be taken from Table B from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(b)
Students in the Arts and Social Sciences stream must:
(i)  complete a major in an Arts and Social Science subject area from Table A as set out in the course resolution for Bachelor of Arts degree before progression to Honours; and
(ii)  ensure a minimum of 60 credit points of units of study from Table A.

5 Progression rules

(1)
Students must achieve a minimum average mark of 65 in junior Psychology units of study and a minimum average mark of 75 in both intermediate and senior Psychology units of study in order to progress to the final Honours year.
(2)
Students who fail to maintain the required average in Psychology units of study specified above will be transferred to either the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts in their next year of enrolment with full credit for the units of study completed.
(3)
Students who complete all course requirements to the end of the third year, but fail to achieve the required average in Psychology units in order to progress to the Honours year will be awarded the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts.
(4)
Completion of the Honours year in Psychology is a requirement for the award of the Bachelor of Psychology.
(5)
To qualify for admission to the Honours year a candidate must have completed 144 credit points including the remaining common requirements and the relevant units from Arts and Social Sciences or Science.
(6)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Psychology a candidate must complete 48 credit points of units of study from the Honours units of study table, with an honours mark of at least 65.

6 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Psychology is an integrated Honours program. In accordance with the Academic Board Policy on Awards with Honours, the award of Honours is assessed and calculated using a grade average based on 48 credit points of Psychology Honours units of study undertaken in the candidate’s final year of study. Psychology Honours units of study are set out in the Faculty of Science Honours units of study table.
(2)
The Bachelor of Psychology is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the conditions specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(3)
Candidates who do not achieve an Honours mark of 65 or more will be awarded a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, depending on their chosen stream.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020, or later date as the Faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.